West rallies behind the Salvos

Helping hand: Certificates of appreciation were presented to Fairfax Community Media by the Salvation Army. Pictured are Stephen Burfield, Jim Taggart, Mark Dennis, Colin Links, Doug Horwood.

Helping hand: Certificates of appreciation were presented to Fairfax Community Media by the Salvation Army. Pictured are Stephen Burfield, Jim Taggart, Mark Dennis, Colin Links, Doug Horwood.

The Salvation Army has throughout its history built a reputation for trust.

This trust has meant that the community knows that when the Salvos come knocking, then it must be for a good reason; so much so that for the past financial year $11.1 million was donated by the greater west community to the organisation.

The donations came from all levels; corporations, businesses, trusts and foundations, mailing appeals and the most public of them all - the Doorknock Appeal.

Of the money raised, $7.3 million was donated to the disaster fund to support efforts to help bushfire victims.

Community Relations Director Steve Burfield said, ‘‘This is a tremendous effort from the community; this shows an amazing amount of trust and for that we are extremely grateful: thank you Western Sydney.’’

Fairfax Community Media was recently acknowledged for its support with presentation of special certificates of appreciation at its Bella Vista office.

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