April 1, 2020, 2:10 p.m.
At times of uncertainty, the Salvation Army has always been there to provide support and guidance to the community and the Alert Level 4 Lockdown is no exception.
Captain Gerry Walker said "We are operating most of our services...our alcohol, drug and gambling services continue to operate albeit our doors are closed to the public, we are still providing those services and touching base with people remotely"
The government announced a funding boost of $27 million for social sector services and community groups last week to ensure that those in need will be supported.
Walker says "We are only a few days into this lockdown and it's going to get challenging. There's no doubt about that. So, if we can be kind to each other, support each other, if someone needs help there are organisations including the Salvation Army who can help you."