The Salvation Army has joined forces with local solicitors to host a community wills day to give people the chance to access professional advice or prepare a simple will. Conversations around end-of-life care and wills are often avoided, which is why the Salvation Army has turned its attention to relieving some of the stress around will preparation. A 2018 Finder survey found that 52 per cent of those surveyed — equivalent to about 9.9 million Australians — didn’t have wills in place. While almost eight in 10 Baby Boomers had wills, only one in five in Generation Y had a will. In WA, only 45 per cent had wills written and ready to go. A spokesperson for the Salvation Army said the initiative is part of organisation’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and that the service will be provided for a donation of $70 per individual or $120 per couple. “Having an up-to-date legal will is the only way to ensure your requests are carried out correctly and in accordance with your wishes,” the spokesperson said. “It’s a win/win! People get their wills done at a great price, and their donation will make a difference funding the work of the Salvation Army to support the most vulnerable youth and adults of our community experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, loneliness and unemployment.” The community wills day is set for Thursday April 28 at Rockingham Salvation Army in Cooloongup. Attendees are encouraged to make a booking prior to the day.