The Salvation Army feeds the hungry and clothes the poor, with over $10,000 a month received through Ritchies' Community Benefit Card program. The money from Ritchies goes directly into welfare work in the areas surrounding our 27 stores. The Salvation Army had received well in excess of $1,500,000.00 at the end of June 2010.
"The funding from Ritchies is extremely important for crisis relief... without the support of Ritchies (and their customers) our job would be so much more difficult, and the community much poorer in so many ways. We went from distributing food parcels on Friday afternoons to an organisation that's open all week, because of the great support in this area."
Manager of The Salvation Army's Cranbourne Support Services