Queenslanders encouraged to dig deep for Red Shield Appeal

Volunteers from the Salvation Army will be asking Queenslanders to dig deep when they door knock for the annual Red Shield Appeal this weekend (25-26 May).

Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke encouraged Queenslanders to donate to the Red Shield Appeal.

“The Palaszczuk Government is a proud supporter of the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“We were proud to kick off the Red Shield Appeal in Queensland with a $100,000 donation again this year.

“The Salvation Army provides a range of important supports and services to Queenslanders such as addiction rehabilitation, aged care, financial assistance, housing and homelessness support, legal services, rural support and youth services.

“They also offer invaluable services and support when disasters hit Queensland communities, as we recently saw across North and North-West Queensland following the floods.

“I’d encourage all Queenslanders to donate what they can when Salvation Army volunteers knock on their door this weekend.”

The Palaszczuk Government provides a range of support to the Salvation Army including

$350,000 per year in Emergency Relief Funding and almost $250,000 per year in Financial Literacy and Resilience Funding in Mount Isa and the Lockyer Valley.

Mrs O’Rourke said Queenslanders were generous when it comes to donating to those in need.

“One of the amazing things about Queensland is we all chip in to help out our fellow Queenslanders when they’re doing it tough,” she said.

“The Salvation Army is known for its unwavering assistance to vulnerable Queenslanders and I am sure people will answer the call to donate this weekend.”

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