Salvation Army call for SA volunteers

Salvation Army has put a call out for volunteers across the state to get behind their Red Shield Appeal next weekend.

The charity hope to mobilise about 60,000 people nationwide that will help collect $8 million for the annual fundraiser on May 27-28.

Spokesperson for The Salvation Army Mark Foyle said donations to the Red Shield Appeal ensure the organisation can continue to support thousands of people experiencing crisis every day.

“Our services on the frontline are under increasing pressure and donations to the Red Shield Appeal allow us to continue to meet the changing needs of the community,” Mr Foyle said.

The Salvation Army works in the areas of greatest need including homelessness, family violence, emergency relief, addiction and disaster response.

Mr Foyle said they are now seeing many new people who have not needed our support before.

“For many people hard times can simply be one pay cheque away, with many South Australian families doing it tough and relying on The Salvation Army for support,” he said.

“Just a few hours of your time can make a real difference for people experiencing hardship and gives hope where it’s needed the most.”

In a typical week, Salvos provides 100,000 meals, 2,000 beds for people experiencing homelessness, distributes up to 8000 grocery vouchers and provides refuge for 500 people fleeing abuse.

Volunteers will be out in local communities collecting donations for the Red Shield Appeal on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28.

To volunteer as a collector please call 13 137258 or register online at salvationarmy.org.au/collect.

To make a donation, call The Salvation Army on 13 137258 or visit salvos.org.au,

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