Tassie urged to give gift of hope

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

TAS­MA­NI­ANS are be­ing asked to dig deep and give gen­er­ously this week­end as Sal­va­tion Army vol­un­teers take to the streets for the an­nual Red Shield Appeal.

Salvos vol­un­teers were rat­tling the tins at Sala­manca Mar­ket yes­ter­day to kick off the Red Shield Appeal Door­knock Week­end, which aims to raise $8 mil­lion to “give hope where it’s needed the most”.

All funds raised by the Red Shield Appeal go di­rectly to pro­grams that sup­port more than one mil­lion Aus­tralians who are go­ing through times of cri­sis and fac­ing chal­leng­ing per­sonal cir­cum­stances.

Some 60,000 vol­un­teers will be col­lect­ing do­na­tions across the coun­try. To cater to the de­mand for cash­less pay­ments, hun­dreds of Tap & Do­nate Doors — which al­low peo­ple to do­nate via their dig­i­tal de­vices — have been rolled out.

You can also do­nate by phon­ing 13SALVOS or go­ing to www.sal­va­tion­army.org.au

Pic­ture: MATHEW FAR­RELL

WOR­THY CAUSE: Ma­jor Brad Wat­son, of the Sal­va­tion Army, rat­tles his tin in Sala­manca Mar­ket for the Red Shield Appeal.

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