Victorians are encouraged to dig deep and donate to those in need when Red Shield Appeal volunteers come knocking in a few weeks’ time.
Kickstarting the annual fundraiser in Victoria today, Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan announced the Andrews Labor Government would be donating $150,000 to the appeal this year.
The long running fundraiser, which includes a volunteer-driven doorknock on the 25 and 26 of May supports the Salvation Army’s delivery of vital social welfare and community services.
The Red Shield Appeal aims to raise $79 million across the country.
In Victoria, the Salvation Army provides more than 600 social programs and activities, including disability programs, family welfare assistance, refuges for women in crisis, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and homelessness services.
The Labor Government provides more than $80 million per year to the Salvation Army to continue its programs and services for vulnerable members of the community across the state.
For more information or to get involved in a Red Shield Appeal Doorknock in your local area, visit the Salvation Army website.
As stated by Minister for Child Protection Luke Donnellan
“This government is getting behind the wonderful work of the Salvos for another year, to ensure those in need don’t go without.”
“I urge all Victorians to look out for those Red Shield Appeal buckets and support vulnerable people in our community.”
“This annual fundraiser is pivotal in supporting the Salvos to run hundreds of social and community services across the state.”