Salvos appeal for fundraiser support
Local Salvation Army stalwarts are once again hoping residents will spare some cash for the annual Red Shield Appeal, to fund humanitarian resources for Geraldton’s poorer families.
The fundraiser, now in progress, is this year being spearheaded in Geraldton by Capt. Scott Norman, who replaced previous local bosses Shannon and Tracy Watson.
Capt. Norman, who is yet to move to Geraldton, said his handover with the Watsons told him how important donated money and emergency accommodation were to struggling locals.
“Local support from the Geraldton community is critical as it will allow us build sustainability into what we provide or potentially consider a unique response driven by local community needs,” he said.
“We are excited by the possibilities but we can only continue to meet the local communities needs with the support of volunteers and the community of Geraldton.”
This year local Salvos hope residents will contribute to an $8 million raise to fund the support of struggling people at their doorsteps.
The Salvation Army Australia wants to establish a network of 50,000 volunteers for the appeal, which runs until June 2.
To volunteer or donate, call 13 72 58.
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