Humans of the Wheatbelt - Ross Heasman

Humans of the Wheatbelt is an initiative run by the Wheatbelt Health Network.

Humans of the Wheatbelt is an initiative run by the Wheatbelt Health Network.

Ross has been living in York since 1988 and been a Salvation Army Officer since 1989.

Ross loves the quiet country life that York offers and loves the fact that you can get to know everyone in the community.

Ross looks forward to Saturday's where he can be found chatting to people out the front of York IGA, usually between 8am and 12 noon as he engages with them as part of his street ministry and also rattles the tin for much needed funds for the Salvo's welfare work.

Ross says he loves talking with people , and he feels blessed as every day is a happy day for him, but the best day of his life was when he married his sweetheart 37 years ago.

God comes first in his life, and Ross is very focused on serving with the Local Salvation Army office to deliver help to those in need.

Ross's advice to young people is to "respect your parents and everyone generally. Don't judge people before you've had a chance to get to know them. You don't know what they've been through."

If you're in the Wheatbelt and need help of any kind, call The Salvation Army's Northam office on 9622 1228

Human - Ross Heasman

Photographer and interviewer - Robert Pampling