Corps officer for Salvation Army Maclean Penny Williams is looking for volunteer collectors to help with the Red Shield Appeal on the Lower Clarence. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Corps officer for Salvation Army Maclean Penny Williams is looking for volunteer collectors to help with the Red Shield Appeal on the Lower Clarence. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Keen to help in annual doorknock?

PENNY Williams believes that one person can help millions of others.

And the corps officer for the Salvation Army on the Lower Clarence is looking for volunteers for the annual Red Shield Appeal on May 24 and 25.

"We really need collectors out on the ground for this year's appeal," Penny said.

"We only ask for an hour and a half of your time, and you can collect in your own area."

Penny said the event was a good one for younger people to get involved in, and already interest from school groups was encouraging.

"We had 20 students from Maclean High School sign up after a talk at the school this week," she said.

"And a lot of the local schools are supporting the cause by wearing red in mufti days at school as well."

Money raised from the doorknock appeal goes towards funding national programs run by the Salvation Army.

"These programs cover issues such as drug and alcohol rehabilitation, homelessness as well as aged care and youth programs," she said.

"The more money raised allows us to help local people by being able to refer them to these programs, and hopefully get the help they need.

People are also to sign up for the day at a barbecue on May 23 outside the Westpac bank in Maclean, but even if you can't pound the pavement, Penny says a donation will help the cause.

"People always respond well to the doorknockers - a lot of the older people already have the money ready," she said.

"It may not be much for you, but every bit counts."



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