Salvos articles

Homelessness

By Major Brendan Nottle It only happens to the lazy. It only happens to the drug addled. It only happens to those that can only be described as a burden on society. For many years, these views were held by many that I know, ashamedly, I admit, by myself. It wasn’t until I stopped passing

Putting the relationship first

By Salvation Army Major Brendan Nottle The massive crack of thunder and the blindingly bright flashes of lightening smashed the darkness in my bedroom to smithereens and snapped me from my slumber at 3am in the morning.  But the one thing that kept me awake for the rest of the night was the image of

Supporting our most vulnerable

By Major Brendan Nottle – Commanding Officer of the Salvation Army Melbourne – Project 614 The Salvation Army Melbourne has been operating a café, 22 hours a day, seven days a week, from its Bourke St premises. We were seeing over 500 people through the café each day. Many were homeless, others were at risk

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