Open your door to help those in need

THE Salvation Army is eager to fill their buckets and raise $1 million during the annual Red Shield Appeal Doorknock next month.

And for that they need your help.

The success of the appeal, on May 24 and 25, relies heavily on the help of volunteers and greater western Sydney Appeal Doorknock chairman Allan Spinks said the aim was to knock on every door.

"I've been a volunteer for Salvos for the last 20 years and the day of the appeal is quite fun," he said.

"It's important for community-minded people to help us raise money for those less fortunate."

Last year's greater western Sydney appeal raised $800,000 and organisers are hoping to reach $1 million in donations this year.

Appeals committee chairman for western Sydney Jim Taggart said when like-minded people came together it created an energy and focus that was a "recipe for success".

Funds raised by The Salvation Army go towards assisting disadvantaged Australians including people who are hungry, homeless, abandoned or abused.

Doorknock appeal volunteers are asked to spend just a few hours door knocking in a group, looking after a collection bucket on a busy spot or driving collecting groups to their locations.

The Salvation Army also needs help organising and ensuring the appeal centres run smoothly.

To get involved, register as a volunteer at:

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