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