Salute to Red Shield leader

The Weekend Post - - News -

AN­DREW GRE­GORY be­fore him­self suc­cumb­ing to the dis­ease last year.

Sal­va­tion Army Ma­jor Ben John­son called on the Cairns com­mu­nity to help the Red Shield Ap­peal as a vol­un­teer door­knocker on May 26 and 27 or by do­nat­ing gen­er­ously.

“We want to reach as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble and help peo­ple to be their best and achieve what they can in life. We need the com­mu­nity’s help to be able to do that,” he said.

About $42,000 was raised yes­ter­day and the tar­get for Cairns is $100,000. The Sal­va­tion Army of­fers ser­vices rang­ing from cri­sis ac­com­mo­da­tion to food ham­pers. Visit salvos.org.au or call 13 72 58 to find out more about vol­un­teer­ing or do­nat­ing to the Red Shield Ap­peal.

TRIB­UTE: Ben, Pip and Pe­ter Wood­ward watch on as Michael Wood­ward speaks of the late Charles Wood­ward's con­tri­bu­tion to the Sal­va­tion Army in Cairns.

LAUNCH: The Sal­va­tion Army's Red Shield Ap­peal was of­fi­cially launched at the Reef Ho­tel Casino.

ON JOB: Cairns Corps Of­fi­cer Ma­jor Ben John­son and his wife Ma­jor Emma John­son.

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