Donations and volunteers are being sought for the annual Red Shield Appeal this month.MONIQUE FREER May 7, 2014 3:33am
The Salvation Army Major Peter Ellis, State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes and Benalla Rural City Mayor Barbara Alexander with volunteers for this year's Red Shield Appeal.
Benalla residents are being asked to donate their time or spare change to support the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock Weekend and help Australians in need.
The Salvation Army Benalla’s Major Peter Ellis said all money raised would help the local organisation assist people in need in Benalla and district.
‘‘The demands upon our services have more than tripled in the last five years,’’ Mr Ellis said.
‘‘We’re there to help people in fire and flood as well.
‘‘This year more than ever we look forward to the generosity of the Benalla and district community.’’
There will be donation tins at Woolworths Benalla and Burton’s Store in Euroa from May 19 to 25, and volunteers will be doorknocking on May 24 and 25.
‘‘If we come to your home and you’re not home, you can give at the collection sites,’’ Mr Ellis said.
‘‘If people would like to assist in doorknocking they can leave their name and address at the thrift shop on Bridge St in Benalla or contact the church.’’
The Salvation Army supports people in need within the community by providing food bags and food vouchers, and running programs such as youth and family services, rehabilitation and bushfire outreach.
‘‘Many Australians are in need of assistance with the most basic essentials such as food,’’ The Salvation Army’s northern Victoria divisional communications and fundraising secretary Captain Andrew Van Gaalen said.
‘‘Australia is going through a major economic transition and some families face an uncertain future. Many people who have been well off in the past are now genuinely worried for what is around the corner.’’
In 2013, a total of $42.5
Victorian Housing Minister Wendy Lovell urged all Victorians to dig deep for this year’s Red Shield Appeal.
‘‘The Red Shield Appeal is an important fundraiser for the Salvos, helping to raise money each year for its network of social and community services,’’ she said.
‘‘The Salvos rely on the hard work of volunteers and generous donations from the community to provide the best support and care to Victorians in need.’’●
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