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Salvos make their appeal

Salvation Army Major Peter Maynard is calling for donations and volunteers for this year’s Red Shield Appeal.
Salvation Army Major Peter Maynard is calling for donations and volunteers for this year’s Red Shield Appeal. Tanya Easterby

IT IS time for Gympie residents to open their pockets for The Salvation Army's annual Red Shield Appeal this month.

Salvation Army Gympie Major Peter Maynard said while the May 25-26 appeal depended upon donations of residents, it also depended on the time of door-to-door collectors.

"We always need more collectors," Major Maynard said.

The Red Shield Appeal is The Salvos' primary annual fundraising drive and this year's national goal is $79 million.

Major Maynard said with the community's support, the Gympie Salvos usually meet their target.

Every cent of the funds raised at the annual appeal goes back into helping people in need and Major Maynard said the money collected during the door knock picked up the shortfall in charity's social funding.

He said the funds supported Gympie residents by providing programs that focus on issues such as drugs and alcohol, homelessness and aged care.

"There are a lot of things that are needed here but unless the finance turns up, it'll never happen," he said.

One of Australia's most efficient charities, The Salvation Army has a long record of making a genuine difference to those in need.

Gympie Times

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