The Salvation Army is calling on locals to put their hand up and help collect money for the Red Shield Appeal later this month.
The door knock style fundraiser will be held locally on May 25 and 26 and is crucial to help the Salvation Army provide the services it does.
Local lieutenants David and Claire Jones said the whole appeal runs throughout May.
“The actual appeal runs right throughout May and the first week of June,” Mr Jones said.
“And we are concentrating on the week before and the week after.”
Mr Jones called on locals to help out with the door knock.
“We are looking for volunteers for the door knock especially,” he said.
“So if anyone is available to help over the two days they would report to the church here (Carlton Parade) and we would help them with collection packs, or even if people were able to just help and collect in their own street that would be a big help to us.”
Mr Jones said the door knock was a great way to raise community spirit
“We don’t have too many for the door knock but we are trying to recruit as much as possible,” he said.
“I think it’s a good way to get involved in the community, for those who are keen to serve with the Salvation Army, the Red Shield Appeal is a good way to do that.”
All the money raised for the appeal goes to the Australian Southern Territory of the Salvation Army and is redistributed to the various branches, including Port Augusta.
Mr Jones said with winter approaching the need for help from the Salvation Army increases.
“[Winter] is a higher demand time for emergency relief,” he said.
“Because with winter heating and lighting costs go up, so we find people put their money where the priority is so the need for food and assistance often increases.”
If you are interested in helping out with the Red Shield Appeal you can contact Dave or Claire on 8641 1021 or you can log on to the Salvation Army website at www.salvationarmy.org.au
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