Salvos need door­knock vol­un­teers

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Lo­cal Sal­va­tion Army Cap­tain’s David and Pa­tri­cia Day are call­ing for 100 vol­un­teers to help raise $14,000 in the De­niliquin Zone dur­ing the Red Shield Ap­peal this week­end.

The De­niliquin Zone cov­ers a wide area, in­clud­ing Mathoura, Fin­ley, Ber­ri­gan and Jer­ilderie.

Capt David (pic­tured) said reach­ing the area goal of $14,000 will only be pos­si­ble with the help of door­knock­ers.

‘‘Get­ting a team of fam­ily or friends to­gether for a few hours is a great way for lo­cals to be­come in­volved and get mo­ti­vated to as­sist the Salvos to raise much needed funds,’’ he said.

Capt Pa­tri­cia said a united com­mu­nity pow­er­ful.

‘‘Our aim in this area is to mo­bilise 100 col­lec­tors to knock on doors.

‘‘We need young and old alike to join in to­gether to help raise money for the 2012 Ap­peal.


‘‘The gen­eros­ity of Aus­tralians is well­known, and we have seen this first hand in this com­mu­nity with the re­cent Hay evac­u­a­tions, and when we get to­gether to sup­port each other we are a mighty force.’’

Sal­va­tion Army Ap­peals Di­rec­tor for ACT and South­ern NSW, Cap­tain Dale Mur­ray said the Sal­va­tion Army helps Australia’s most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple.

‘‘We are see­ing more clients than ever be­fore with high lev­els of stress, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion,’’ he said.

‘‘More wor­ry­ing is that the preva­lence of peo­ple pre­sent­ing at some of our ser­vices who are ex­hibit­ing sui­ci­dal ten­den­cies is in­creas­ing.’’

The char­ity hopes to raise $10 mil­lion na­tion­ally.

To reg­is­ter as a vol­un­teer call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), visit or pop along to your lo­cal Sal­va­tion Army on the day.

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