Give Hope Where it's Needed Most
The Salvation Army needs to mobilise more than 60,000 volunteers across Australia on the weekend of May 27 and 28 to help collect $8 million for the annual Red Shield Appeal.
Donations to the Red Shield Appeal ensure The Salvation Army can continue to support thousands of people experiencing crisis every day.
“Our services on the frontline are under increasing pressure and donations to the Red Shield Appeal allow us to continue to meet the changing needs of the community,” said Major Mark Soeters, spokesperson for The Salvation Army.
“For many people hard times can simply be one pay cheque away, with many families in the local areas all over Australia doing it tough and relying on The Salvation Army for support. We are seeing many new people who have not needed our support before,” he said.
“Just a few hours of your time can make a real difference for people experiencing hardship and gives hope where it’s needed the most,” said Major Soeters.
The Salvation Army works in the areas of greatest need including homelessness, family violence, emergency relief, addiction and disaster response.
In a typical week The Salvation Army provides 100,000 meals, 2,000 beds for people experiencing homelessness, distributes up to 8,000 grocery vouchers and provides refuge for 500 people fleeing abuse.
On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May the Salvos will be out in local communities collecting donations for the Red Shield Appeal.To volunteer as a collector please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or register online at salvationarmy.org.au/collect
To make a donation to the Red Shield Appeal please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), online at salvationarmy.org.au, in person at any Westpac branch or by posting your cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.
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