Don’t forget to donate to Salvos

Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

Recognised by the distinct red and white, local volunteers will be rattling tins around Albany for the annual Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal this weekend.

The Albany appeal, which unofficially began last weekend at the Albany Plaza shopping centre, will be collecting donations tomorrow and Saturday.

In the past year, the Salvation Army Albany has provided 137 meals for families and 250 food passes; helped 281 people keep gas and power on; and donated 113 items of clothing and other accessories to those in need. Corps officer Major Paul Beardsley said the appeal was essential to ensure services and programs continued for the next year.

“For the Salvation Army to continue women, refugee, drug and alcohol support, homelessness services, all of these things and welfare program rely on public help,” he said.

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“We can also refer people to services in Perth and help them buy bus tickets and send to Perth.

“It’s very important that the services continue.”

Mr Beardsley said there were still volunteer positions that needed to be filled to ensure donation targets were met. To volunteer, contact the Salvation Army from Tuesday-Friday on 9841 1068, or visit the North Road offices.

Donation points will be at Bunnings Warehouse, IGA North Road, Spencer Park Shopping Centre, Coles Orana and Brooks Garden.

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