FUNDS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS: Former Lismore branch manager of the St George Building Society, David Harris, enjoyed helping the Salvation Army during the Red Shield Appeal last year.
FUNDS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS: Former Lismore branch manager of the St George Building Society, David Harris, enjoyed helping the Salvation Army during the Red Shield Appeal last year. Northern Star

Salvos call on your generosity in May for annual appeal

WHEREVER there's a disaster, the Salvation Army will usually be quickly on the ground to help out.

After the flooding disaster caused by Cyclone Debbie, the Salvos' response teams are active in Mackay, Bowen, Townsville, Beenleigh, Ballina, Tweed Heads, Lismore, Proserpine and Connonvale - feeding residents and providing meals for emergency services personnel.

They are also providing eftpos cards and vouchers to meet residents' immediate needs.

In addition to the immediate response, The Salvation Army will continue to provide emotional support, food assistance and material aid in the months ahead to help communities cope, rebuild and recover.

The Salvation Army has launched a disaster appeal to provide an opportunity for Australians to support communities ravaged by Cyclone Debbie.

Communications and fundraising secretary Major Neil Dickson is encouraging Australians to give generously to the appeal.

"With natural disasters, it is often after the storm when the real challenges begin,” he said.

"The Salvation Army is hearing heartbreaking accounts from people whose lives have been turned upside down and are now in desperate need of support.

"It's our moral responsibility during times of great tragedy that we stand in solidarity with those affected and support one another - especially those facing this adversity.”

Donate to The Salvation Army's recovery efforts by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or online at salvos.org.au.

You can also make a donation at all Woolworths checkouts or any Westpac branch.

Volunteer collectors with a few hours to spare are also needed for the Red Shield Appeal on May 27 and 28.


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