Salvos put the call out before Red Shield Appeal

A good cause: The Salvation Army is looking for more than 60,000 volunteers before this year's Red Shield Appeal, with May 27 and 28 marking the date.
A good cause: The Salvation Army is looking for more than 60,000 volunteers before this year's Red Shield Appeal, with May 27 and 28 marking the date.

The Salvation Army needs to mobilise more than 60,000 volunteers across Australia on the weekend of May 27 and 28 to help collect $8 million for the annual Red Shield Appeal.

Donations to the Red Shield Appeal ensure The Salvation Army can continue to support thousands of people experiencing crisis every day.

“Our services on the frontline are under increasing pressure and donations to the Red Shield Appeal allow us to continue to meet the changing needs of the community,” said Salvation Army Spokesman Warren Palmer.

“For many people hard times can simply be one pay cheque away, with many Western Australian families doing it tough and relying on The Salvation Army for support.

“We are seeing many new people who have not needed our support before.

“Just a few hours of your time can make a real difference for people experiencing hardship and gives hope where it’s needed the most.”

The Salvation Army works in the areas of greatest need including homelessness, family violence, emergency relief, addiction and disaster response.

On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May the Salvos will be out in local communities collecting donations for the Red Shield Appeal.

To volunteer as a collector please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or register online at salvationarmy.org.au/collect.

You can also make a donation online at salvos.org.au, in person at any Westpac branch or by posting your cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.