Homeless Awareness - Project Care August 4th

Every night in Geelong, Surf Coast and on the Bellarine Peninsula there are hundreds of people sleeping rough.  Imagine sleeping in a park, a laneway, a deserted building or in your car.  If you’re really lucky you could be in a shelter or maybe couch-surfing at a friend’s house.  All these people have one thing in common, they are Homeless.

Homelessness doesn’t discriminate, men, women & children.  Many have drug or alcohol addictions, most are victims of abuse or domestic violence, some have just fallen on hard times or suffer from a mental illness.  They are all in a state of despair and in need of help.

Quite a few staff and students of Christian College are regularly involved with the Salvation Army as volunteers in the local Outreach Vans that roam the streets late at night meeting up with the homeless to offer support, friendship and faith that we can.  It’s amazing the difference a cup of coffee, a chat and the offer of some clothes or a blanket makes to someone homeless.

 

On Friday 4th August 2017, we are holding a ‘Homeless Awareness Casual Clothes Day’ where we ask students to wear something red and white (the colours of the Salvation Army Shield) to raise our awareness of homelessness in our community.  Gold coin donations for the local Salvation Army Outreach Vans will be collected.

 

Ted Page-Walker

Year 8 Student & SRC

 

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