Held over the weekend of 25-26 May, the Red Shield Appeal has set a target of raising $8 million. The money raised from the Red Shield Appeal will go towards The Salvation Army’s vast network of services that help Australians in need.
More Australians are turning to The Salvation Army for vital support.
Over the past 12 months, the Salvos have supported more than 38,000 people experiencing homelessness, 14,000 people overcoming addiction, provided over 50,000 financial counselling sessions, given care to 5,000 people experiencing family violence, and assisted more than 150,000 people with emergency relief.
More than ever, the Salvos need 50,000 volunteers to help raise crucial funds for the Red Shield Appeal, says The Salvation Army’s Warren Palmer.
Warren Palmer says, “Homelessness, family domestic violence, addiction and many other hardships face thousands of Western Australians every day. Our dedicated Salvation Army volunteers endeavour to bring hope to those who need it most through our vast range of services that stretch right across the state.
“We cannot do this alone,” Warren Palmer says. “We all have the opportunity to be beacons of hope for others and by partnering with the Salvos for just a few hours over the Red Shield Appeal weekend, you can give hope where it’s needed most.”
To volunteer for this year’s Red Shield Appeal, please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or register online at http://www.salvationarmy.org.au
You can donate to the Red Shield Appeal by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58),online at http://www.salvationarmy.org.au, in person at any Westpac branch or Salvos Stores or by posting your cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.