Ap­peal vol­un­teers sought

Narrogin Observer - - Observer News - Laura Gru­bisa

The Sal­va­tion Army is call­ing on vol­un­teers across the Great South­ern to help col­lect $8 mil­lion for the an­nual Red Shield Ap­peal, which takes place this week­end.

Sal­va­tion Army spokesman War­ren Palmer said do­na­tions to the Red Shield Ap­peal en­sured the or­gan­i­sa­tion could con­tinue to sup­port thou­sands of peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing crises 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,” he said.

“For many peo­ple hard times can sim­ply be one pay cheque away, with many fam­i­lies in the local Nar­ro­gin area do­ing it tough and re­ly­ing on the Sal­va­tion Army for sup­port.

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

In a typ­i­cal week, the Sal­va­tion Army pro­vides 100,000 meals, 2000 beds for peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness, dis­trib­utes up to 8000 gro­cery vouch­ers and pro­vides refuge for 500 peo­ple flee­ing abuse.

To vol­un­teer as a col­lec­tor on Satur­day and Sun­day, call 13 72 58 or regis­ter on­line at sal­va­tion­army.org.au/col­lect.

Pic­ture: Laura Gru­bisa

Cap­tains Niall and Michelle Gib­son at the Nar­ro­gin Sal­va­tion Army branch are look­ing for vol­un­teers for this week­end's Red Shield Ap­peal.

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