Red Shield Appeal helpers needed

WITH at least 600 to 700 people a week desperate for food and accommodation in the local area, Auburn Salvation Army’s Mission Resourcing and Support Officer Adrian Kistan is urging the community to get involved in this year’s Red Shield Appeal.

Raising vital funds to continue supporting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, the Red Shield Appeal is Australia’s largest and longest running doorknock appeal.
All funds raised locally will go back into supporting the work of the centre in Auburn, which provides emergency relief services, financial counselling assistance, community meals, affordable clothing and more.
“Times are tough,” Adrian said.
“We are seeing more people come through our doors every week, new families who have never done it this tough before, and people are feeling the pinch.
“They are skipping meals, unable to afford utility bills or medication for their kids. This is why we need your support as well as volunteer doorknockers.”
This year, funds will also go towards supporting Auburn Salvos New Arrivals Hub which will provide a first point of contact for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.
The Red Shield Doorknock Appeal takes place on the weekend of May 25 and 26 but there are many ways you can get involved in the lead up such as collections in shopping centres or other key locations, doorknocking, online fundraising or organising a collection at your workplace, school or sporting event.
To donate or volunteer for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal or if you need support from the Salvos, visit or call 13 SALVOS. You can also donate at any Salvos Store.