Salvos need doorknock volunteers
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 salvos.org.au or pop along to your local Salvation Army on the day.