Ready. Set. RUN!
This year, Athula is taking on the personal challenge of running 15km at the Sunday Age City2Sea to support the Salvos homelessness services. After recently volunteering with us at Project 614 in Melbourne, Athula witnessed first-hand the support the Salvos provides to people experiencing hardship and disadvantage.
“I could see how dependent some of the homeless people were on the services offered to them on a daily basis. At the end of the shift, I came out feeling content that I was able to help and have a better understanding of the vital role The Salvation Army has in helping our community”.
Every year, thousands of people in our community are forced to give up meals, go without heating and miss out on medical and dental treatment.
After paying for accommodation, the average Salvation Army client lives on less than $17 per day to cover things like groceries, bills, clothing, school and medical costs.
You can help make a difference and run for change.
Join us at this year’s Sunday Age City2Sea and push yourself to beat your personal best or take up a new challenge - and transform lives in the process.
Every dollar you raise, no matter how large or small goes towards supporting more than 1,000 different social services across Australia, each one tailored to meet the needs of the local community.
- $380 provides warm bedding for 10 people experiencing homelessness
- $750 provides a hot cooked meal for 100 people
- $840 provides a week of emergency accommodation for a family in need
Become a Salvos Strider and run to raise much needed funds to help bring hope to those who need it most.
We’ll be with you every step of the way. To join us, simply click here and sign up for the team!
You can read more about Athula's story here.