Salvos need Red Shield help

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY -

THE Sal­va­tion Army is once again march­ing to the aid of Whit­sun­day’s less for­tu­nate with this year’s Red Shield Ap­peal.

The char­ity is call­ing for vol­un­teers to help man their col­lec­tion sta­tions at Whit­sun­day Plaza and Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre from Mon­day, May 25 to Sun­day, May 31.

Sal­va­tion Army corps of­fi­cer Stu­art Grice said any­one was wel­come to don the red and white and lend a hand from 9am-3pm.

“If any­one would like to help, give an hour of their time or a cou­ple of hours to come sit down at the shop­ping cen­tre, that would be fan­tas­tic,” he said.

The ap­peal raises funds for the Salvos’ many com­mu­nity sup­port pro­grams.

“In the North Queens­land re­gion we’ve got drug and al­co­hol re­cov­ery cen­tres, we have Mon­ey­care which is a fi­nan­cial coun­selling ser­vice, we also have a Hope for Life pro­gram which is a sui­cide be- reave­ment pro­gram and we work in the courts and prisons,” Mr Grice said.

He said peo­ple should be aware that Sal­va­tion Army vol­un­teers would be door­knock­ing in the area as well.

“There will be some peo­ple out and about at the week­end door-knock­ing as well, but for the most part we’re try­ing to get the shop­ping cen­tres cov­ered,” he said.

Any­one want­ing to get in­volved should con­tact the char­ity’s Fam­ily Store in Can­non­vale.

The Sal­va­tion Army is also look­ing for more vol­un­teers for their Fam­ily Store.

AP­PEAL: Sal­va­tion Army’s Stu­art Grice from Bowen is look­ing for Red Shield Ap­peal helpers. Photo: Rory Sheav­ils

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