Helping hampers for people in need

HELPERS: RCMB Mayor Brenton Lewis, St Vincent de Paul society's John Neagle, Salvation Army's Linda Downer, AC Care's Thanuja Hiripityage and RCMB CEO Micheal Sedgman with the hamper program. Photo: Zoe Nollen.

HELPERS: RCMB Mayor Brenton Lewis, St Vincent de Paul society's John Neagle, Salvation Army's Linda Downer, AC Care's Thanuja Hiripityage and RCMB CEO Micheal Sedgman with the hamper program. Photo: Zoe Nollen.

Our community has been called to come together to support struggling local families this Christmas. 

The Rural City of Murray Bridge launched their 2017 Christmas Hamper on September 30, with the help of AC Care, St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.

Over 250 hampers were distributed to families and individuals last year.

By collecting resources and working together it is hoped this year more families and individuals will be helped during their Christmas struggles. 

Council chief executive officer Micheal Sedgman said while many families were looking forward to the festivities, Christmas could be a very stressful time for people in need.

“This includes people experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, loss of employment, people living with a disability or mental health issues, as well as those ‘doing it tough’ on low incomes,” he said.

Registrations at: Salvation Army Office, Fourth street. Mon 20 – Thurs 23 November 10-3pm and Mon 27- Thurs 30 10-3pm.