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Deni Salvos need doorknock help

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

The Salvation Army is calling for a troop of volunteers to assist in this year’s signature fundraising drive — the Red Shield Appeal.

Each year, The Salvation Army appeals to the Australian community for donations to ensure hope can be given where it is needed most.

Deniliquin Captain Sandra Walmsley said the Salvation Army fundraising drive helps fund their vast network of social and community services.

‘‘The Deniliquin service has been assisting the community for more than 130 years, and the best way for people to support that continuance is to donate to the Red Shield Appeal,’’ Capt Walmsley said.

‘‘We have lots of ways for you to donate or help out including our new touch and go system where you can donate $10 just by tapping your bank card.

‘‘We also have a receipt book in store for large donations, tins in store and people going around town to collect donations.

‘‘We need more volunteers to assist us in the Red Shield Doorknock — a little bit of help goes a long way to being able to give back to the community.

‘‘You can come in store to register or you can have a look online to take part and volunteer for the various roles of the appeal that need to be filled.’’

Vulnerable Australians rely on these programs every day and the Deniliquin service offers a rural chaplain, farm aid, food assistance, general community support, money care, financial counselling and referrals to some of the Salvations Army’s other services.

The appeal is run in May each year with the Red Shield Doorknock taking place on the last weekend, this year on May 25 and 26.

To volunteer or find out more information see the team at the Salvation Army Family Store in Edwardes St, Deniliquin or visit salvationarmy.org.au/signup.