Help needed to knock on doors for Salvation Army
THE Salvation Army has 1400 volunteers but needs another 700 to collect on the Gold Coast for the 2016 Red Shield Appeal Door Knock on May 28 and 29.
Gold Coast fundraising and public relations manager Rowan Johnstone said volunteers could have a few fun hours with family or friends doing the door knock through local streets, or they could choose a community collection point in a local shopping centre.
"Woolworths supermarkets, Bunnings’ stores, shopping centres and the Gold Coast Airport are supporting this year’s appeal," he said.
"The Salvation Army helped 2000 people through the homeless and accommodation support services over the last six months alone, including the Gold Coast Accommodation Service.
"Over 300 women and 45 children accessed The Salvation Army’s Still Waters Accommodation Service in Southport.
"The support provided to people from these life-changing services can only happen through the money collected during the annual Red Shield Appeal.
"Last year the door knock enabled The Salvation Army to support over 500 people, every week, through recovery services throughout Australia, including the Gold Coast Recovery Service.
"Whether it be through homelessness and crisis accommodation services, recovery and welfare services, The Salvation Army is there to give hope where it’s needed most."
The Red Shield Appeal Door Knock will run from May 23 to June 5.
To register as a volunteer, call 1800885332.