National Red Shield Appeal 2012 Doorknock results
20 May 2012
Australians have generously supported The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal Doorknock this weekend with nearly $6.6 million being raised across Australia over the weekend. This interim Sunday evening tally is down slightly (by aprx 6.2%) on the 2011 Doorknock weekend result.
Salvation Army spokesperson, Major Bruce Harmer said: “Early indications are that our Doorknock result will be down slightly on last year. However, there are still many regions where results are not finalised and there will stillbe official volunteer collectors out, and static collection points happening, during the week.
“We know many Australians are doing it tough and household budgets have been impacted by increasing costs of living. The alarming data released by The Salvation Army last week indicated that of 1,700 of our clients who were surveyed, 94% had no savings in reserve, 52% had gone without meals and 29% indicated they couldn’t afford a decent meal at least once a week. It is to meet these and many other needs faced by everyday Australians that The Salvation Army still urgently needs your support to make this year’s Red Shield Appeal a success.
“We thank Australians for their tremendous generosity towards The Salvation Army and encourage those who haven’t yet given to please send in their donations. We also thank the many thousands of volunteer collectors around Australia who assisted us this weekend in raising these vital funds and the hundreds of Westpac employees who have today donated their time in Westpac branches to assist with the Appeal,” said Major Harmer.
RESULTS BY STATE
|ACT||$368,320 (15.8% decrease)|
|NSW||$2,989,973 (39.9% decrease)|
|QLD||$913,579 (49.7% decrease)|
|NT||$42,059 (42.21% decrease)|
|SA||$227,653 (13% decrease)|
|TAS||$105,053 (2.68% increase)|
|VIC||$1,597,385 (12.92% increase)|
|WA||$321,131 (22.4% decrease)|
Donations may still be made by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58); visiting salvos.org.au; in person at any Westpac Bank, or by posting a cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.