Sleeping Out for the Salvos is on Thursday 24th September
Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart 1 Davey Street, Hobart
Official proceedings start at 8.00pm and conclude at 7.30am the next morning.
Leaders from the Tasmanian government and business communities are going without their comfy warm beds in the middle of September to help raise funds for The Salvation Army’s Street to Home program.
Now in its sixth year, the Sleeping Out for the Salvos event has raised over $350,000 since 2009 to assist The Salvation Army’s Street to Home and other homelessness programs. More importantly it has brought together politicians, local mayors, key government figures, and major business and community leaders to highlight the need for greater corporate responsibility for the solution to the plight of the homeless.
This is The Salvation Army’s only Sleep Out event and all money raised is used in greater Hobart and across Tasmania.
Mark Foyle, Public Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army tells David Wood corporate and community leaders, public service providers and politicians will be sleeping out, and as well as raising money through sponsorship, they will be learning about the true facts of homelessness.
“All money raised will be used to help The Salvation Army assist the hundreds of Tasmanians who every night don’t have a place to truly call home.”