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09 May 2021 Posted by 

CALL IS OUT TO COMMUNITY TO VOLUNTEER

Salvos seeks 10,000 digital doorknockers
THE Blacktown Salvos are calling on the local community to volunteer with the annual Red Shield Appealas the Salvation Army seeksto recruit 10,000 digital doorknockers across the country.
Now in its 56th year, The Red Shield Appeal is The Salvos’ flagship fundraising appeal which aims to raise $32M to fund over 2000 centres and services across Australia.In Blacktown, The Salvos are aiming to raise $20,000.00, with funds raised locally staying local.
 
After the devastating impact of COVID-19 in 2020,The Salvos are seeing some of the greatest need in their history, making this year’s Red Shield Appeal vitally important.
 
The Salvos need community members to volunteer for the Red Shield Appeal this May in the Blacktown area, where all local funds raised will stay in the community.
 
“The Blacktown community has always faithfully backed The Salvos, and this year we need peopleto volunteer and raise funds to ensure that we can continue the work in the community for years to come,” says Captain Louise Beamishfrom Blacktown Salvos.
 
“Last year, through the generous support of the community during the Red Shield Appeal, we were able to commence an English conversation class and make up 100 emergency food hampers.”
 
Money raised locally this year will help enable these programs to continue and to reach out to many families in need within our local community.
 
The Salvos are encouraging the community to become ‘Digital Doorknockers’ by creating an online fundraising pageto raise money for their local Salvos.To become a Digital Doorknocker, visit https://digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au/t/blacktown-salvoscreate your personalised page and share it with your family, friends and fellow community members.
 
The Salvos are also in needof 20,000 in-person volunteers for this year’s Red Shield Appeal to collect in the community.To volunteer in-person, contact your local Salvos at 2 Lismore Street Blacktown or call on (02) 96223108.
 
Last year, The Salvos across Australia provided over one million occasions of care to those in need, supported more than 40,000 people experiencing homelessness, distributed 1.5 million meals through our homelessness services, gave over 43,000 occasions of care to those experiencing family and domestic violence, and distributed almost $100M worth of financial assistance to people doing it tough.*
 
Captain Louise says: “The Salvos cannot do what we do without the generosity of the public in our community. If you have the means, please consider donating to the Red Shield Appeal or becomea volunteer this year. Your generosity and support will help us to leave no one in need.”
 
To donate or volunteer for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, or if you need support from The Salvos, visit www.salvationarmy.org.au or call 13 SALVOS.You can also donate at any Salvos Store.


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