Salvation Army Corps Secretary Pamela Gauci and Major Julia Metcher will be doorknocking for the Red Shield Appeal on the weekend of May 25 and 26. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Salvation Army Corps Secretary Pamela Gauci and Major Julia Metcher will be doorknocking for the Red Shield Appeal on the weekend of May 25 and 26. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate Rob Wright

LETTER: Make sure you give to the army of helpers

SUFFERING comes in many forms, but so does hope.

There's no shortage of bad news around, but whether it's fire, flood, addiction, family violence or another crisis, we believe no one should have to go it alone.

Statistics show that in a typical week, thousands of Australians turn to The Salvation Army for 100,000 meals, 2000 beds and 8000 food vouchers for Aussies in need.

It's vital support for many, and it's only possible because of the "army behind the Army" - we can't do it alone.

So right now, an amazing army of "hope-givers" - everyday people from the local community - are signing up to give us an hour or two in support of our doorknock. Whether it is door knocking, organising, catering, raising money, or cheering your friends on, there are plenty of easy, fun ways get involved.

You can get a group together, bring the family and make a day of it.

Everyone is welcome to join us on the weekend of May 28-29, as we pull together for those in crisis.

Call 13 72 58 or register online at salvos.org.au/volunteer.

MAJOR BRUCE HARMER

The Salvation Army


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