By Laura Michell
The search is on for 60 volunteers to rattle tins and collect donations for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal in Brimbank.
The annual appeal will be held on the weekend of May 25 and 26 to help raise money for the Salvation Army’s homelessness, emergency relief and financial assistance programs.
Major Simon Damen said having an extra 60 volunteers to help collect money at shopping centres and major intersections would allow the Salvation Army to collect donations during an additional weekend.
He said the Red Shield Appeal was a simple way for people to help those in the community doing it tough.
“Hardship does not discriminate,” he said.
“Australians from all walks of life are turning to the Salvation Army for help.
“We need the public’s support now to ensure we can continue to help. The Salvos can only continue to meet the local community’s needs with the support of volunteers. We cannot do this alone.
“By partnering with the Salvos for just a few hours over the Red Shield Appeal weekend, you can give hope where it’s needed most.”
To volunteer, visit: salvationarmy.org.au