Hardship does not discriminate. More and more people from all walks of life are turning to The Salvation Army for assistance, says Salvation Army Forster-Tuncurry Corps, Lieutenant Philip Sutcliffe.
On the eve of this year’s Red Shield Appeal, Philip is appealing to members of the public asking for its support, which he says is needed more than ever.
Every donation to the Red Shield Appeal can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others,” Philip said.
“Just $28 helps children at risk of homelessness participate in an after-school program, $60 provides a food hamper so that a struggling family doesn’t have to go hungry, and $79 provides one day of support for a family to find a home,” he said.
“Even a relatively small contribution can have an immeasurable impact on someone’s life.”
The Salvation Army is calling on Great Lakes community groups, sporting clubs, workplaces, families and individuals to get involved in its annual Red Shield Appeal door knock, which was keen to raise $7.5 million State-wide this weekend, May 26-27.
To volunteer for this year’s Red Shield Appeal call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) The Salvation Army 2 or register online at salvos.org.au.
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