AT this end of the year those who are doing it tough need a little extra help, and the Bombala and district community has always been willing to offer a hand.
The Salvation Army’s Louise Nicholson was in town this week to acknowledge this wonderful local generosity, and thank the community for the support it always provides.
This year both Foodworks and IGA have kindly agreed to provide collection bins in-store for donations of groceries and gifts for those in need.
There is also a collection bin available at the Oveflow Op Shop, and at both the Bombala High and Public Schools.
“The whole idea is for grocery items and new toys to be collected locally, and then distributed in the form of hampers to local families that are in need,” Louise said.
“The donations that are made by the local community will also be supplemented by the Salvo’s operations in Cooma.”
Louise offered her grateful thanks to the local businesses for making the collection bins available, and urged everyone to give generously where they can.
Locals will have also noticed Salvos volunteers ministering in the main street once a week, with thanks again going to those who have made donations.
This includes the Assembly of God which has just donated $300 to buy the extras that may not be received through the collection boxes in time for Christmas.
“We’d really like to acknowledge the people in the Bombala area, who have always been so very generous to those in need,” Louise said.