Collecting a family affair: The Maclean Salvation Army Branch participates in the Red Shield Appeal (back row from left) Val Thompson, Betty Cowling, and Community Ministries co-ordinators Lydia and Steve Spencer. (Front) Maegyn , 7, and Jackson, 2, Spencer.
Collecting a family affair: The Maclean Salvation Army Branch participates in the Red Shield Appeal (back row from left) Val Thompson, Betty Cowling, and Community Ministries co-ordinators Lydia and Steve Spencer. (Front) Maegyn , 7, and Jackson, 2, Spencer.

Donating appeals to Clarence

COUNTLESS volunteers from across the Clarence Valley did their bit at the weekend, walking door-to-door collecting for the Red Shield Appeal, one of the major fundraisers for The Salvation Army.

Nationally, Aussies dug deep, handing over more than $6.8 million during the two-day doorknock period, a five per cent increase on donations received last year.

Major Brad Halse, communications director for The Salvation Army, said: “Although we have not yet reached our national doorknock goal of $9.7 million, early indications look promising that we will go very close to achieving the target. There are still many regions where results are not finalised and collecting will continue through this week.

“We thank all Australians who have contributed so generously to the Appeal this year.

“We do not take it for granted, and without this support we would not be able to continue with our wide range of social programs and community services.”For those who still wish to make a tax-deductible donation, please call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or visit www.salvationarmy.org.au. Donations can also be made at any Westpac branch, or by sending a cheque to PO Box 9888 in any capital city.



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