Calls to support an important cause

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Salvation Army Sunshine is calling on the community to support its Red Shield Appeal as demand for its services grows and more support is needed.

The Salvation Army provides social services such as emergency financial assistance, homeless shelters, long-term housing, youth drop-in centers, and support programs for those in need.

Salvation Army Sunshine Captain Colin Reynolds hopes the support can continue as the demand for these services has grown in recent times.

“My final appeal would be this…as the impact of natural disasters, COVID-19 and the rising cost of living continue to affect individuals and families in our local community here in Brimbank, we continue to see increased demand for our services”. Mr. Reynolds said.

“The Salvation Army asks you to help us leave no one in need by supporting the Red Shield Campaign.”

“Community members here in the West can support the Red Shield Appeal by making a donation directly at one of our five static collection points: Sunshine Marketplace, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Bunnings Sunshine, Bunnings Maribyrnong and Bunnings Caroline Springs.

Mr. Reynolds said that all donations went back into the community to provide much needed services.

“People often ask “where does all the money go?” when it comes to The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal,” she said.

“All donations made to The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal go back into the local community.

“Every 17 seconds, the Salvation Army Australia helps someone in one of our many community services or programs.

“This is only happening thanks to the public’s generous support of the Red Shield Appeal.

“Here in the city of Brimbank, donations to the Red Shield Appeal go primarily to housing/homeless programs and emergency food aid programs.”

Mr. Reynolds also said that the Salvation Army was always in need of volunteers, which was another way that people could support the movement.

“Sunshine Salvos always needs the help of volunteers to partner with us in building a healthy community in Brimbank,” he said.

“We would value your help at this time, please contact Sunshine Salvos on 93649335 for more information on volunteering with Sunshine Salvos.”

Donations can also be made online through: bit.ly/3w0G8TK

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