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19 May, 2021

DIGITAL DOORKNOCKERS NEEDED FOR SALVOS RED SHIELD APPEAL

THE Salvation Army is calling on the local community to volunteer with the annual Red Shield Appeal as they seek to recruit 10,000 ‘Digital Doorknockers’ across the country.


Now in its 56th year, The Red Shield Appeal is The Salvos flagship fundraising appeal, which aims to raise $32 million to fund over 2000 centres and services across Australia, including a total of $6 million in Queensland.

After the devastating impact of COVID-19 in 2020, The Salvos are seeing some of the greatest need in their history, making this year’s Red Shield Appeal vitally important.

The Salvos need community members to volunteer for the Red Shield Appeal this May in their local area, where all local funds raised will stay in the community.

“For decades, The Salvation Army has relied on volunteers to hit the footpaths and knock-on doors all around this state,” Simon Gregory said, Public Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army in Queensland.

“The pandemic helped propel us into the digital space where we launched the ‘Digital Doorknock’ and results in 2020 were so spectacular that we’ve decided to continue this in 2021.”

Every local Salvation Army location is running their own Digital Doorknock campaign and money raised locally will stay local, with funds being used to fund programs and meet needs particular to each region.

The Salvos are encouraging the community to become ‘Digital Doorknockers’ by creating an online fundraising page.

To become a Digital Doorknocker, visit digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au to find your local Salvation Army, create your personalised page and share it with your family, friends and fellow community members.

The Salvos are also in need of 20,000 in-person volunteers for this year’s Red Shield Appeal to collect in the community.

To volunteer in-person, contact your local Salvos or register online at salvationarmy.org.au.

Last year, The Salvos across Australia provided over 1 million occasions of care to those in need, supported more than 40,000 people experiencing homelessness, distributed 1.5 million meals through our homelessness services, gave over 43,000 occasions of care to those experiencing family and domestic violence, and distributed almost $100 million worth of financial assistance to people doing it tough.*

Mr Gregory said, “The Salvos cannot do what we do without the generosity of the public around Queensland. If you have the means, please consider donating to the Red Shield Appeal or become a volunteer this year. Your generosity and support will help us to leave no one in need.”

To donate or volunteer for The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, or if you need support from The Salvos, visit salvationarmy.org.au or call 13 SALVOS.

You can also donate at any Salvos Store.

*The Salvation Army Australia Annual Report 2019-20


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