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Waves of Transformation

Globally, one in ten people do not have access to clean water. One child under five dies every two minutes from diarrhoeal diseases, every minute a newborn baby dies from infection caused by a lack of clean water, 31% of schools do not have access to clean water and 34% of schools lack adequate toilets. Water affects everything. Water can change everything. 

What Does Water Mean to You?

How effective is one drop of water? One drop of water may seem insignificant, however, a single drop has the potential to become an ocean, and an ocean has the power to shape and change the landscape in which it exists. Just like a drop in the ocean, we were not created to dwell alone; it’s not part of God's design. From the beginning, God said, "It’s not good for the man to be alone" (Gen2:18). God did not create us for individualism, but for community; united we can be a force for change.


Waves of Transformation - Overview Video

Waves of Transformation - Stories Video

Fundraising Events

Swim Serpentine! Be part of the Waves of Transformation by taking on this iconic swimming challenge. Sign up for one of our charity spots and join the Team Sally Army swimmers!

Fundraising ideas

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Engaging Groups

Men’s Ministry: Written specifically to support a Men's Group. This session will provide a platform for men to explore their faith together and explore the ways that they can support the Appeal. Download here.

Women’s Ministry: Written to support women's groups in particular, covering a range of activities aimed at the Helping Hand Appeal. Download here.

Focus Week: This session shines a spotlight on the Helping Hand Appeal. It offers different ways to engage with the campaign. Download here.

Mix: This is a lighter session focusing on the current Helping-Hand Appeal, encouraging members to bring and share something of themselves. Download here.

Make a Difference: The session includes suggestions for empowering your group to make a difference to others through supporting the Appeal. Download here.

Worship Week: An interactive worship session focusing on the Appeal, suitable for an informal setting, or Café Church. Download here.

Faith @ Home: Creative challenges for individuals and families. Great for anyone you know who would like to investigate their faith at home. Each challenge includes family-friendly suggestions on how to integrate faith and supporting the Appeal into everyday life. Download here.

Toddler Church: A fun-filled session with craft and songs to help introduce young children to Jesus and the theme of water. This is suitable for a young families’ group or a toddler play session. Download here.

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We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has contributed their time and skills to support the creation of the 2018 Helping-Hand Appeal.

We are also thankful to the many Family Ministries groups and Salvation Army corps members who have and continue to support The Salvation Army's international projects work financially through the Helping-Hand Appeal.