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The Salvation Army Appeals for Help for Flood Victims

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 15:28
Following the devastation experienced by thousands of people all over South Africa through the excessive rain, The Salvation Army is calling the public to help assist those affected.

By SMSing the keyword FLOOD to 42290, members of the public can easily contribute R30 towards the much needed assistance given by The Army.

“The SMS service is a convenient way to give and make a difference,” says Public Relations Secretary of The Salvation Army, Captain Piet Semeno.

“Donations and support from members of our community at large enable us to provide relief services to those in distress, food and shelter for the helpless members of our society and the rehabilitation and counselling of victims of natural disasters.”

In addition to the SMS service, financial donations can still be made by depositing contributions directly in the following account:

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal,
First National Bank, Braamfontein branch (251905),
Account number 50540087604.
Deposit slips should be faxed to 011-718-6796.

Alternatively, credit card donations can be made by calling 011 718 6750, while cheques should be made out to: The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, and posted to PO Box 32217, Braamfontein, 2017. Online donations via EFT are also welcome. Details can also be found on www.salvationarmy.org.za.

Those wishing to donate in kind can contact The Salvation Army on 011 718 6746.

Donations to The Salvation Army are exempt from donations tax. This means that members of the public and companies wishing to make a once-off or regular donation to the Army are able to make claims for rebate from the South African Revenue Service.

The Salvation Army‘s work includes homes for babies and children with HIV/Aids, pre-schools, shelters for the homeless, emergency services, feeding schemes, centres for abused women and children, homes for abandoned children, prevention of human trafficking, the protection of the victims and the lawful prosecution of the perpetrators.

ENDS

The Salvation Army is an international movement and evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and has a professional record in rehabilitating and accommodating trafficking trade victims and addressing social injustice in a systematic, measured, proactive and Christian manner through its International Social Justice Commission.
Issued by Quo Vadis Communications on behalf of the Salvation Army
 
Media Contact:

Ulwazi Mgwadleka
Tel: 011-487-0026
Cell: 083-998-8380
E-mail: ulwazi@quo-vadis.co.za

Client Contact:

Captain Piet Semeno
Public Relations Secretary
Tel: 011-718-6745
Cell: 082-994-4351
E-mail: Piet_Semeno@saf.salvationarmy.org

For more about Salvation Army, refer to: www.salvationarmy.org.za.

To view other NGO press releases, visit: www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/pressreleases.
Date published: 
25/01/2011
Organisation: 
The Salvation Army