Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Adopt a Family for Xmas

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Adopt a Family for Xmas

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Byline: Mitchell Crawley mitchell.crawley@tweeddailynews.com.au

HOPE is the theme of this year's Salvos Christmas appeal and it's a fitting one as the service again readies itself to make another heartfelt difference to the lives of Tweed residents.

Tweed Shire Salvation Army Major Leanne Elsley said the service had witnessed first hand in 2016 the pressures and struggles many in the community are experiencing and hoped the festive season might serve to provide some much-welcome relief.

She attributed rental costs and general living expenses as the main contributors to people's struggles, and suggested sometimes it could be the simplest acts that had the most rewarding effect.

"We're trying to give people hope this Christmas," Ms Elsley told the Tweed Daily News.

"Often we see people who have lost hope because everything seems to be piling up on them and they wonder how they'll cope.

"So the Salvation Army wants to give people hope this Christmas and let them know they can come and see us at this time if it's difficult for them. …

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