The Salvation Army’s work in Christchurch has intensified following yesterday’s 6.3 and 5.7 magnitude aftershocks.
Leaders of major churches are supporting the launch of a New Zealand Council of a campaign to reduce the gap between rich and the poor.
The Salvation Army today handed over $1 million to Minister of Civil Defence John Carter to fund 20,900 chemical toilets that have been distributed to quake-affected Christchurch residents.
The Salvation Army strongly supports the recent comments by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English that prisons are a "moral and fiscal failure and no more should be built".
The Salvation Army doubts changes to Working For Families in today's budget will provide significant help to low-income and beneficiary families.
Despite the tragedy occurring in her own country, a young Japanese woman still wanted to help those in need after the Christchurch earthquake.
Giving to The Salvation Army’s Red Shield annual street appeal has been in decline since the recession, prompting a search for other methods to meet increasing demand on its welfare services.
Demand for food parcels, budgeting, counselling, emergency housing and other welfare services continues to climb.
Coordinating The Salvation Army’s relief effort in Christchurch following the February 22 earthquake has literally been like mobilising a small army