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A new start for Christchurch trainees

 'U Build 4 the Rebuild’ set up by The Salvation Army Education and Employment service
Businesses that stand side by side with The Salvation Army are helping struggling families take positive steps toward a brighter future.

Business Reporter April 2014

Inside this issue:

  • After the Christchurch earthquakes, it was estimated the city needed 1000 extra workers to rebuild its infrastructure over the next five to seven years. The Salvation Army Education and Employment service pitched in by setting up ‘U Build 4 the Rebuild' - an initiative to train and qualify local unemployed people for roading and underground infrastructure work. See more at Rebuilding lives
  • Measuring our social progress - the world is full of numbers and some numbers are clearly more important than others. Our most recent annual State of the Nation report shines some light on ignored numbers that tell a story of the lives of the most vulnerable New Zealanders. Read Striking a Better Balance

  • New Zealander Stan Walker, 2009 winner of national singing competition Australian Idol, has shown how much a fan he is of The Salvation Army’s work by becoming an ambassador to the Army’s annual Red Shield and Christmas appeals. Find out more about Stan and his support of the Red Shield Appeal 2014

  • Murray is the sole caregiver to five grandchildren and more recently a great-grandson. He prides himself on keeping a tight household budget but in the lead-up to the new school year, he knew for the first time in 19 years his budget would not cope with the back-to-school costs. Find out how simple, practical support from The Salvation Army helped to take the pressure off Murray’s household budget.

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