Major Paul Moulds from The Salvation Army Auburn is urging people to support this year’s Red Shield Doorknock with a new ‘Tap to Donate’ option now available with pre-set amounts of $20, $60 and $99.
THE Salvation Army is asking Australians to spare a few hours over the weekend of May 27-28 to collect for its annual Red Shield Doorknock.
The Salvation Army's Leigh Cleave, says hard times for some families can simply be just one pay cheque away, with many families the area doing it tough and relying on The Salvation Army for support.
The Salvos aim to mobilise 60,000 people across the nation to raise $8 million over the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock weekend.
"By giving just a few hours of your time, you can make a meaningful difference to the lives of people doing it tough. You can give hope where it's needed most," Mrs Cleave said.
Statistics reveal that in a typical week, The Salvation Army provides 100,000 meals, 2,000 beds for people experiencing homelessness, distributes up to 8,000 grocery vouchers and provides refuge for 500 people fleeing abuse.
"We are seeing all kinds of people who have not needed our help before. Some families are living off less than $17 a day after they have paid their rent," Mrs Cleave added.
To volunteer or donate call 13 72 58 or visit salvos.org.au. Westpac is also accepting donations or post to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.