Salvation Army set to launch new Harwich community drop-in

published on 27 Jan 2023

A new drop-in service – called ‘HEART’ – will open next month at The Salvation Army at George Street in Harwich.  

The drop in will be offering food parcels to vulnerable residents, while The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus, which helps people become job-ready, is one of a number of agencies which will also be on site to offer support and advice. The hub will open every Friday from 3rd February at 10am til 1pm.

Debbie Tubby is the Community Manager for The Salvation Army on George Street and said: “We want our new community drop in to be a space where people can come and have a cup of tea, get advice, practical and emotional support. HEART is the chosen name for this drop in to reflect our wish to be at the heart of the community. 

Debbie added: “It was really good to see how the Harwich community stepped up at Christmas to donate presents, money and gave up their time to volunteer, and we are sure that this new venture will be equally well supported.”

With the help of volunteers, the Harwich Salvation Army team was able to give presents to agencies, schools and a nursery. In total, 101 families with 286 children were supported.

Debbie added: “None of this would have been possible without the local community coming together to help others. As a society many are struggling at the moment and so in light of this the response was truly amazing. Many children were blessed by your generosity.”

Debbie said she wanted to stress The Salvation Army work all year round and along with the launch of the new drop in, is keen to find other ways the church and charity can support the local community.

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