High hopes for Shield ap­peal

HELPERS STILL NEEDED

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Ri­fici

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.

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Bun­nings Man­durah op­er­a­tions man­ager Kathy Scott, Sal­va­tion Army Cap­tain Scott Ellery, Bun­nings Man­durah ac­tiv­i­ties man­ager An­nalise McNa­mara and Bar­bara Carnochan. Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

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