On the 5th February, RRT Perth made a donation of RRT sleeping bags, bottled water, woolly hats and hygiene packs to Churches Action for The Homeless (CATH). CATH staff will distribute these items to local homeless people, to make their lives more comfortable, warmer and a bit more bearable, while they help them find a home.
CATH is a charity supporting those who are homeless or under threat of homelessness. It was founded after particularly severe winter in 1991, when a number of church parishioners became concerned about the plight of rough sleepers in Perth.
CATH supports, encourages and promotes the development and delivery of projects to relieve homelessness and poor housing, improve the conditions of life and generally aid the development of persons who are homeless in the Perth & Kinross Council area.
The organisation recognises the associated problems that homelessness presents and works to alleviate those and help maintain and improve the quality of life of their beneficiaries. They help significant numbers of people each year to overcome homelessness issues through multiple projects which include a drop-in Day Centre, Tayview House, Floating Support, Outreach Team , Literacy Project. CATH Befrienders, and a Charity Shop.