The 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.
The Salvation Army Sunshine Captain Colin Reynolds hopes support can continue as demand for these services has increased in recent times.
“My final appeal would be: As the impact of natural disasters, COVID-19 and the increased cost of living continue to affect people and families in our local community here in Brimbank, we continue to see increased demand for our services,” said Mr. Reynolds.
“The Salvation Army is asking you to help us leave no one in need by supporting the Red Shield call.”
“Community members here in the west can support the Red Shield Appeal by making a donation directly to one of our five static collection points: Sunshine Marketplace, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Bunnings Sunshine, Bunnings Maribyrnong and Bunnings Caroline Springs.
Mr Reynolds said all donations went back to 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,” he said.
“All donations to the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal go back to the local community.
“Every 17 seconds, the Salvation Army in Australia assists someone with one of our many services or community-based programs.
“This is only happening thanks to the generous public support of the Red Shield Appeal.
“Here in the city of Brimbank, donations to the Red Shield Appeal will primarily go to housing/homelessness programs and food emergency relief programs.”
Mr Reynolds also said that the Salvation Army is always in need of volunteers, which is another way people can support the movement.
“Sunshine Salvos always need the help of volunteers to work with us to build a healthy community in Brimbank,” he said.
“We really appreciate your help at this time – contact Sunshine Salvos at 93649335 for more information about volunteering at Sunshine Salvos.”
You can also donate online via: bit.ly/3w0G8TK