Salvos offering a deliberate act of kindness day
WHEN the going gets tough, the Salvation Army gets going.
The Tweed Heads branch of the Christian charity organisation is busy organising an event next month when they give everything, from food to toys, clothing, haircuts and even a cappuccino, away for free as a way of sending a message of hope to the greater community.
“When we tell people that we will be giving away everything for free, no questions asked, a lot of them are pleasantly surprised and thankful,” said Captain Deborah Robinson.
With the global recession starting to bite and people losing their jobs and some even their homes, Capt Rob- inson said it was important the community works together to restore hope in others.
“Not everything is doom and gloom, which is why we wanted to hold the event; to show the community that as God's people we can do good deeds, as well as spread a message of hope.
“There is a real feeling of excitement and a real buzz around the centre (in Banora Point); our church members are very thankful to be given the opportunity to help out in any way that they can.”
The many and varied tal- ents of the Salvation Army church community will be put to good use at the Deliberate Acts of Kindness give- away day, to be held at the centre in Leisure Drive on August 1.
As well as free haircuts and beauty treatments, parenting courses and many other acti- vities, the Salvos are calling on local people to lend their talents on the day.
“So far we have had a professional singer and a children's face-painter, Joella Moy from Magical Face Painting, say they will help entertain the crowds on the day,” Capt Robinson said.
“But we still need people to come forward and donate fresh food items to be able to make up enough food hampers to give out on the day.”
To make a donation or to offer assistance, phone the Salvation Army on 5524 5081.