Matt Kean MP says … “The Salvation Army at Hornsby do amazing work in our community which is why I was thrilled to drop in to let them know they will be receiving $45,000 to upgrade their kitchen.
“I met Captain Sean and his wife Lydia (pictured above) who have recently taken over the Hornsby branch having spent the last 7 years in Hurstville. They are both excited to be in Hornsby and have already started to look at ways they can help serve our local community.
“By upgrading the Salvation Army kitchen, they will be now able to run a coffee shop and café for those in need of extra support. I think this is a wonderful idea and I look forward to visiting once they open.
“I also dropped into the Salvos store which runs 100% from community donation and operated by an amazing group of volunteers. Store Manager James Soo Thoo tells me it is extremely popular with locals and they are always busy.
“The last year has been particularly hard for many, some who have never needed help before. To have amazing people like Sean and Lydia in our community is now more important than ever. “
April, May and June will be the months for the RED SHIELD APPEAL for 2021. Unfortunately, to ensure social distancing the traditional door knocking will not go ahead. However, you can still help by making a donation online. I would encourage all locals to give what you can, or organise a local fundraiser to help raise funds: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/hornsbygateway/red-shield-familystore/
If you would like to make a donation or visit the Salvos store you can find it at their headquarters: 29-31 Burdett St, Hornsby, Phone: 9476 1508.
Article appeared in The Bush Telegraph