Collect for growing numbers of needy people

Cymon Brooks preparing for the weekend's Red Shield appeal doorknock
Cymon Brooks preparing for the weekend's Red Shield appeal doorknock

Prendiville Catholic College, St Mark’s Anglican Community School, Girl Guides and Lake Joondalup Baptist College emergency service cadets will help Heathridge corps to doorknock and shake tins.

Merriwa corps is rallying volunteers for an hour-long collection on Sunday plus stints in the community over the next few days.

Heathridge corps officer Cymon Brooks said funds would benefit Salvation Army domestic violence and homeless shelters, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres and services corps provided locally.

Captain Brooks said up to 30 people contacted his corps every Tuesday and Thursday for help with bills, ‘putting food on the table’ and other problems.

‘Sadly we struggle to help all who come as our resources are extremely stretched in both financial and material aid,’ he said.

Merriwa corps officer Leah Ellery said demand for the corps’ Wednesday emergency relief services outstripped supply.

To help collect, be at Heathridge corps, 36 Christmas Avenue at 10.30am or Merriwa corps, Jenolan Way at 11.15am, this Sunday, May 25. Collectors will also be at Hillarys Boat Harbour, Bunnings stores, shopping centres and IGA Merriwa over the next few days.