By David Lee
AIDING over one million Australians each year, The Salvation Army are seeking volunteers to help make a difference to those in need and make Australia a better place for everybody by supporting the 2012 Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.
Running through the month of May, The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal helps to provide finance for their vast network of social and community services, including every week assisting over 50,000 hungry people across the country, aiding thousands of families in need and taking care of 500 victims of abuse.
To make a donation for this year’s appeal, volunteers will be collecting at Kmart from May 19 to 26, Shepparton Marketplace from May 14 to 20 and on major intersections across Shepparton. Donations can also be made through collection from the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock campaign over May 19 and 20 and by using a credit card through the Salvation Army’s secure online donation form or by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).
Shepparton Salvation Army Corps Officer, Lieutenant Andrew Stringer said, “We still need volunteers for the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock campaign to help reach our target of this year’s national fundraising target of between $81.5 and $10 million Australia wide.
“The Red Shield Appeal raises vital funds to support the social work of the Salvation Army.
“Funding raised from previous appeals has recently gone to flood victims, where we have been able to help in excess of 100 people across the Goulburn Valley region,” Lt Stringer said.
For further information or to volunteer for the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock campaign, phone Lieutenants Andrew or Kirsty Stringer on (03) 5821 2666, visit salvos.org.au or drop into the community church at the corner of Nixon and Orr streets, Shepparton.