Sleeping Out For The Salvos 2016 is on tonight Thursday 4th August.
Mark Foyle, Public Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army tells Dave those sleeping out will gather outside the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 1 Davey Street, Hobart at 8.00pm and the event will conclude at 7.30am Friday morning.
Lord Mayor of Hobart, Sue Hickey and other leaders from the Tasmanian government and business communities are going without their warm beds to help raise funds for The Salvation Army’s Street 2 Home program.
Now in its seventh year, the “Sleeping Out for the Salvos” event has raised over $400,000 since 2009 to assist The Salvation Army’s work amongst the homeless. This is The Salvation Army’s only “Sleep Out” event and all money raised is used in greater Hobart to support the Street to Home program.
Importantly it also brings together politicians, local mayors, key government figures, and major business and community leaders to highlight the need for greater corporate responsibility for the solution to the plight of the homeless.
Closely working with other organisations involved in dealing with the challenges people face who are homeless,The Salvation Army’s Street to Home program works to develop trust and hope that will lead to a more stable life for these Tasmanians.
“As well as raising money through sponsorship, the r “sleepers” will be learning about the true facts of
Salvos Outreach work being done on the streets of greater Hobart includes:
assistance with medical appointments,counselling and help with life skills,advocacy with housing bodies and support in legal Matters.