Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Almost $4000 raised

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The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal has wrapped up for another year, with almost $4000 raised by the Deniliquin community.

The national appeal, now in its 56th year, is the organisati­on’s flagship fundraiser, which creates key funds to support its services.

And Deniliquin Salvation Army Lieutenant Tarsha Laundon thanks the Deni community for getting behind the cause.

‘‘We were able to raise $3577.90,’’ Laundon said.

‘‘This is up $200 from

And while they were just shy of their target of $4000, Lt Laundon says it is a fantastic feat and response from the community.

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‘‘They have always faithfully backed the Salvos.

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The majority of money was raised through collection­s, and from a trivia night which launched the appeal earlier in the year.

‘‘Our launch trivia night was successful, raising $665,’’ said Lt Laundon.

‘‘We also set up at the supermarke­t to do our fundraisin­g rather than doing door knocking.’’

The money collected will be injected right back into the local community.

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‘‘These hampers are for people in need who put their hands up, or those registered with community organisati­ons who need a hand.

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‘‘The other 10 per cent is for the broader community, like rehabilita­tion and emergency services.’’

Lt Laundon said the appeal has held more significan­ce this year, saying that more families are in need because of COVID-19 impacts.

‘‘With the extended impact and restrictio­ns, the need this year will be the same if not higher than in the first year of the pandemic.’’

The Salvos continue to encourage anyone interested in supporting them, through donations or volunteeri­ng, to get in touch.

Donations are accepted at the Deniliquin Salvation Army Family Store, at 356 Cressy St, Deniliquin.

Prospectiv­e volunteers Laundon on 0437 840 119.

To register to receive support from the Salvation Army, go to salvationa­rmy.org.au or call 13SALVOS (13 725 867).

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