Merriwa Salvos

Leah Willett and Scott Ellery are supporting the Red Shield Appeal.
Leah Willett and Scott Ellery are supporting the Red Shield Appeal.

Merriwa’s Lieutenant Scott Ellery said volunteers would be door knocking for the fundraising appeal in the suburb on May 26, but people could also donate at businesses in Merriwa and Clarkson.

‘There is such need for services like the Salvation Army in this area,’ Lt Ellery said.

‘We see about 250 families a year at our centre, and each week we see people suffering from mental health issues, drug and alcohol dependency, and family issues.

‘People come to us requiring emergency help with rent, food, clothing, and bill assistance.

‘The Red Shield Appeal enables us to continue meeting these needs. We see the people behind the problems.’

Lt Ellery said he still needed volunteers to collect for three-hour blocks at local shopping centres. If you can help, call 9305 2131.