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Free Energy Efficient Lightbulbs For Kaitaia

Wednesday, 5 August 2020, 7:44 am | Salvation Army

Around 10,000 energy-efficient lightbulbs are being given away to Kaitaia residents in a Salvation Army–Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) trial. In mid-August every one of the 2,000 households in urban Kaitaia will receive a letter with a voucher ... More >>

The Salvation Army Warns Of Growing Pressure On Welfare Services As Covid-19 Measures End

Friday, 31 July 2020, 5:35 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit (SPPU) is warning that more will need to be done to respond to the social impacts of Covid-19. The fifth Covid-19 Social Impact Dashboard released today by the SPPU shows that Salvation Army centres ... More >>

Scholarship Programme Provides A Helping Hand For Trainee Farmers

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 8:27 am | Salvation Army

The long-term relationship between Telford and Jeff Farm has seen hundreds of young people realise their first steps in a farming career. The long-term relationship between Telford and Jeff Farm has been mutually beneficial, firstly, in helping hundreds ... More >>

Crisis Continues As Kiwis Face Tough Winter

Monday, 6 July 2020, 7:29 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

New Zealand may now be out of lockdown, but many Kiwis are not out of crisis. As a growing number of New Zealanders struggle with a post-Covid-19 world of job loss and financial stress, The Salvation Army Te Ope Whakaora is the Army that brings ... More >>

A Call To Eliminate Racism

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 4:39 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is acutely concerned with the degree of racism that was perpetrated in the death of George Floyd in the United States of America. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those involved, as well as to the countless other ... More >>

Sallies Say Drop In Numbers Needing Assistance Through Covid-19 May Be The Calm Before The Storm

Friday, 22 May 2020, 6:37 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is seeing numbers of people requiring food and other emergency assistance level off around New Zealand, in the wake of the lifting of lockdown restrictions. “And last week’s Budget has helpfully set vulnerable Kiwi on a recovery journey,” ... More >>

Multi-billion Dollar Housing And Job Investment Welcomed

Friday, 15 May 2020, 6:54 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army supports the intent for this Budget to enhance wellbeing and rebuilding. We acknowledge significant investment in some areas. However, for the 120,000 people who come through our doors each year, there are shortfalls that still ... More >>

Multi-billion Dollar Housing And Job Investment Welcomed

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 7:13 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army supports the intent for this Budget to enhance wellbeing and rebuilding. We acknowledge significant investment in some areas. However, for the 120,000 people who come through our doors each year, there are shortfalls that still ... More >>

Salvation Army Concerned Over Lack Of Cultural And Spiritual Consideration In Covid-19 Response Bill

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 7:11 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is concerned that cultural and spiritual wellbeing are not being considered alongside physical wellbeing, in the Health Response Bill before Parliament. “This Bill worries us deeply. There is no allowance or trust for religious gatherings, More >>

The Salvation Army Services To Swing Back Into Action Under Level 2

Monday, 11 May 2020, 8:03 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will be resuming most of its pre-lockdown welfare services, as Level 2 comes into force on Thursday. Under prior lockdown levels, council civil defence teams worked with our staff and volunteers throughout the country to coordinate ... More >>

Budget 2020 Providing A New Social And Economic Order In New Zealand

Friday, 8 May 2020, 6:28 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is looking to next week’s Budget for an economic package that will help shape the social and economic structure of New Zealand in a completely new way. Now is the time for genuinely impactful recovery and rebuilding. Covid19 ... More >>

Emerging Covid19 Underclass Requires Urgent And Radical Government Action

Friday, 24 April 2020, 6:27 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

People losing their income, housing and jobs, as a result of COVID-19 will be the new face of social need in New Zealand, says the latest Salvation Army monitoring report. Vulnerable groups already emerging at Salvation Army social services throughout ... More >>

Hamilton Salvation Army Adds Fresh Fruit And Vege To Food Parcels

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 2:08 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is supplying Hamilton families with extra fruit and vegetables, thanks to the generous donation of produce from the Fruit and Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative. With schools closed, more than 120,000 New Zealand children are ... More >>

Concerns Mounting Over Queenstown Refugee Crisis: The Salvation Army

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 12:54 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has mounting concerns over what is becoming a refugee crisis in Queenstown. Many migrant workers, who fill a large proportion of hospitality and tourism jobs in the town, have found themselves unable to travel back home, without ... More >>

Addiction Services Helping People Through The Lockdown

Thursday, 2 April 2020, 5:27 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is concerned at the rise in the number of online gambling sites that have appeared since last week’s nationwide lockdown came into force. As the organisation continues to support people struggling with addiction through the lockdown, ... More >>

Online Foodbank Ramps Up For Covid-19 Response

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1:08 pm | Salvation Army

New Zealanders have stumped up more than $850,000 in response to a call by The Salvation Army for donations to meet the growing demand on its foodbanks – and the amount is climbing daily. Foodbank.org.nz is the world’s first online foodbank and for ... More >>

Salvation Army Offering Support For Increasing Number Of People In Need

Friday, 27 March 2020, 5:44 pm | Salvation Army

Salvation Army emergency welfare, addiction and housing support services are continuing to serve the vulnerable, albeit in a modified way, in line with lock-down protocols. Those in need should ring WINZ in the first instance, and ask family and friends ... More >>

Salvation Army Services Still Operating

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 5:53 pm | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is continuing to distribute food parcels to those most in need. As in past emergencies, The Salvation Army continue to support New Zealanders who are struggling. All Salvation Army buildings will close to the public from close ... More >>

The Salvation Army Works With Government To Provide Services To New Zealanders

Monday, 23 March 2020, 4:32 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is working with the Government to formulate a nationwide response to Covid-19. The Army’s focus continues to be on the health and wellbeing of our staff and the wider New Zealand community. We are working collaboratively with the ... More >>

The Salvation Army Mobilises For Covid-19 Response

Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:28 pm | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The Salvation Army is working within Government guidelines to continue supporting the most vulnerable New Zealanders through the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Salvation Army has been part of the fabric of many New Zealanders’ lives for ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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