The theme for this year’s appeal is ‘Leave no one in need’.
After more than 55 years of knocking on doors each May, The Salvation Army is taking the Red Shield Appeal digital in response to COVID-19’s impact on social contact.
Salvos living in communities across Australia are asking locals to become digital fundraisers by going to www.digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au and using a suburb or postcode to find their nearest Red Shield Appeal to help those doing it tough.
Australians are facing an economic and social crisis unlike anything witnessed in recent decades and The Salvation Army is preparing to provide hardship support on an unprecedented scale.
The Salvos hope to enlist 10,000 virtual collectors to sign up and fundraise for the Red Shield Appeal Digital Doorknock on May 23 and 24 to help meet the challenging times ahead of us.
We anticipate seeing some of the greatest need that we’ve ever seen in our 140-year history serving Australians. The Covid-19 crisis has financially crippled many Australians and the impact it is having will be felt for many, many months to come.
The money raised from the Red Shield Appeal Digital Doorknock will stay in the local region of Canberra and help fund local initiatives.
The Salvation Army’s most recent annual report noted its social services provided more than 1 Million sessions of care to Australians in need; helped 46,000 people experiencing homelessness, provided financial counselling to more than 65,000 and offered care to 13,000 people who were coping with family violence.
The past year also saw an ongoing response to drought, while Salvation Army Emergency Services responded to the rolling bushfires crisis by providing more than 500,000 meals and refreshments to first responders and displaced people.
We are asking our local community to partner with us to provide the critical care needed as we face these challenging times. We know when the chips are down, Aussies come together and do what they can to give hope, this is no more important than now
The link to donate to The Red Shield Appeal in Tuggeranong is:
|Roz Edwards (Captain)|
|Corps Officer |
The Salvation Army Australia Territory