Help make a difference

Red sheild appeal. Owen Davis, Mariama Kanoira, Paul Moulds, Sereana Takala, Graig MaGuire, Edward Conteh....story Kim...Photo Daniela Gedz 7/5/19

☐ The annual Red Shield Appeal (above and below) was launched with a breakfast at Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club last week.

THE annual Western Sydney Red Shield Appeal was launched last Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club.
Held over the weekend of May 25-26, the Appeal has set a target of raising $8 million and The Salvation Army Auburn’s major Paul Moulds says they need volunteers to help raise the crucial funds.
“The Red Shield Appeal is a fun and simple way that Australians can really make a difference in alleviating the hardship being faced by so many people, right across our nation,” he said.

Over the past 12 months, the Salvos have supported more than 38,000 people experiencing homelessness, 14,000 people overcoming addiction, provided over 50,000 financial counselling sessions, given care to 5,000 people experiencing family violence, and assisted more than 150,000 people with emergency relief.

“Hardship does not discriminate,”

Major Moulds said.

“Hardship does not discriminate,” Major Moulds said.
“More Australians from all walks of life are turning to The Salvation Army for help and we need the public’s support now to ensure we can continue to help those doing it tough.”

However he said the Salvos can only continue to meet the local communities needs with the support of volunteers.
“We cannot do this alone,” he said.
“We all have the opportunity to be beacons of hope for others and by partnering with the Salvos for just a few hours over the Red Shield Appeal weekend, you can give hope where it’s needed most.”
To volunteer for this year’s Red Shield Appeal or to make a donation, call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or visit