Officers and volunteers have spent Christmas and the New Year handing out 40,000 Christmas presents to needy children and serving up over 17,500 hot dinners to older people.
Named ‘Harnall Lifehouse,’ the new facility is set to replace the 99-bed building in nearby Lincoln Street where The Salvation Army has served homeless people in the city since 1973.
The Salvation Army in Maidenhead is reaching out to homeless and hungry people in South Africa by supporting a project that gives soup and brunch to those in need.
One fifth of the population is dreading New Year 2012, a Salvation Army survey suggests. The Salvation Army launches its annual Christmas appeal with the news that 15% of people feel less able to cope with problems over Christmas and a fifth of the population is dreading New Year this year because of fears about money, loneliness and concerns about the future in general.
The Salvation Army has responded to a call for help from Oxford Homeless Pathways (OxHoP) to help bring some warmth to people without their own home this Christmas.