Salvos appeal for spare change

Captain Phil Sharp from the Salvation Army will be asking people to dig deep for the Red Shield Appeal when he comes knocking this weekend.

Statistics show that if youve got spare change in your pocket youre part of the wealthiest eight per cent of the world so you can probably afford to give a little bit away to the Salvation Armys Red Shield Appeal this weekend.

Volunteers will be knocking on doors right across the region, asking people to give whatever they can whether its 50 cents or $50 to help provide a bed, blanket, meal or friendly face for those in need.

If youre feeling really altruistic you could even join the Salvos as a doorknocker. Its good exercise, but not too strenuous, and once people realise youre not trying to sell them a new phone, it can be a lot of fun.

We aim to knock on every door in Lismore, and to do that we need about 300 people, said Captain Phil Sharp from the Salvation Army. Ideally we just want people to put aside about two hours of their time on a Sunday morning.

The Red Shield Appeal is on this Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. If you can help as a doorknocker phone 6624 7326 or simply turn up at 8.30am this Sunday, May 28, outside the Salvation Army headquarters at 32 Cambridge Drive, Goonellabah.

If you miss the knockers but would like to donate, theres still time to make a tax deductible donation before the end of the financial year. Simply phone 137 258 or visit www.salvationarmy.org.au.


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