High hopes for Shield appeal
HELPERS STILL NEEDED
SALVATION Army Mandurah Corps Captain Scott Ellery hopes this year’s Red Shield Appeal will raise $24,000.
The funding will go towards the Salvation Army’s social welfare and community service programs.
“We will put the funds towards our drug and alcohol rehabilitation services and homelessness services,” Mr Ellery said.
“Last year, Mandurah Salvation Army raised $23,000, so we hope to beat that total this year by $1000.”
Mr Ellery said people could make a donation at seven locations across the Mandurah area.
“We have a few collection spots where donations can be made, including Halls Head Central, Bunnings in Mandurah and Halls Head, Miami Plaza, Mandurah Forum, and Woolworths in Greenfields and Mandurah,” he said.
The Mandurah SES, Army Cadets and other community groups will support and volunteer with this year’s collection. Mr Ellery said the Mandurah Corps team was still looking for volunteers to help out with the appeal.
“The Mandurah community is good at volunteering and we currently have 40 volunteers from Mandurah manning one- to three-hour slots at any of the locations, but we have 97 slots left to fill,” he said.
The appeal will begin on May 21 and end on June 3. To sign up and become a volunteer, call the Mandurah Salvation Army team on 9535 4951.
Bunnings Mandurah operations manager Kathy Scott, Salvation Army Captain Scott Ellery, Bunnings Mandurah activities manager Annalise McNamara and Barbara Carnochan. Picture: Jon Hewson