Rockingham Salvation Army launched their Red Shield Doorknock Appeal

Rockingham Salvation Army launched their Red Shield Doorknock Appeal

ROCKINGHAM Salvation Army launched their Red Shield Doorknock Appeal with morning tea on Wednesday .

More than 30 people gathered for the launch and the Red Shield mascot Sally Shield collected donations.

The aim of the appeal in WA is to help more than 100,000 people in need.

Spokesman Warren Palmer said May and June was a critical period of time for the Salvos.

“We need to raise $2.1 million just to keep our services running; however with enough people volunteering and a generous response, we remain optimistic that we can achieve our goal.”

The Salvation Army is seeking about 10,000 West Australians to volunteer during the annual Red Shield Appeal, which will be held this year on May 28 and 29.

“Your time is as valuable to us as your financial donation because without our volunteers collecting donations,” Mr Palmer said.

“Two hours of your time can raise valuable dollars to assist the capacity of The Salvation Army in providing services such as domestic violence refuges, homelessness, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, family tracing, and many other services that support people in hardship.”

To support the appeal call 137258 (13 Salvos) or register at www.salvationarmy.org.au.