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Donors make a welcome splash

12 July 2017

Bottled water with Caleb Ellemor and Peter Coles from Salvocare Northern Victoria

Youth workers Caleb Ellemor and Peter Coles of Salvocare in northern Victoria, pictured with water donated to assist homeless and disadvantaged Australians. 

Against a backdrop of tight deadlines, logistical complications and pressing need, The Salvation Army has received a donation of some 250,000 bottles of drinking water, on 143 pallets. Worth approximately $75,000, the water will be distributed to 10 Salvation Army bodies, including the Army’s emergency services. (The cost of transportation was also donated to The Salvation Army.)

The water was to be ‘liquidated’ and would have ended up as landfill, project coordinator Ann Sathasivam explains, if it was not for the good will and tireless support of charity partnership manager Helen Kontis, of food and goods philanthropic body ‘good360’. Photo caption: Youth workers Caleb Ellemor and Peter Coles of Salvocare in northern Victoria, pictured with water donated to assist homeless and disadvantaged Australians.