19th December 2017

East Devon District Council is pleased to report local residents are making a real difference to the lives of the homeless and vulnerable this Christmas as clean, unwanted, bagged clothing and textiles placed into recycling boxes is going towards funding the invaluable work of The Salvation Army.

Louise Blank, from the South West Salvation Army team, explains: “These donations will help to raise funds to support the vital work of The Salvation Army as it helps vulnerable and disadvantaged people, including those experiencing homelessness, this winter.”

Amongst its many activities, every year the Salvation Army provides around three million nourishing meals at community, drop-in and residential centres for older people, young families and people experiencing homelessness, and more than 3,200 beds a night for vulnerable people.

The textiles go the Salvation Army’s Trading Company Limited (SATCoL) which reuses and recycles them to raise charitable funds. This also provides an environmental benefit as these items would otherwise go to landfill and contribute to harmful greenhouse gases.