Support the Red Shield Appeal

HELPING HAND: Salvation Army Dural Major Karen Flemming is encouraging people to get involved in the Red Shield Appeal. Picture: Geoff Jones.

HELPING HAND: Salvation Army Dural Major Karen Flemming is encouraging people to get involved in the Red Shield Appeal. Picture: Geoff Jones.

SALVATION Army Dural is looking for volunteers to help them raise important funds during the Red Shield Appeal.

The appeal, which will be held on May 27 and 28, sees volunteers knock on millions of house doors across Australia to raise money to help support the Salvation Army’s programs.

Salvation Army Dural Major Karen Flemming said the organisation provides a number of services in The Hills and has a church in Dural and two family stores in Dural and Glenorie.

“For the community, it is an opportunity to give towards the work and support for the people in need,” Ms Flemming said.

“A lot of Salvation Army programs rely on Red Shield Appeal funding, such as recovery and homelessness services.

A lot of Salvation Army programs rely on Red Shield Appeal funding, such as recovery and homelessness services. - Karen Flemming

“We do see a lot of people here, but we are also able to refer them to other services as part of the Salvation Army.”

Ms Flemming said volunteers will receive a kit and a map, and will be served a sausage sizzle when they return.

“People do Saturday, Sunday or during the week. We are happy to be flexible,” she said.

“We definitely need a lot of people to knock on doors.”

Before joining the Dural corp, Ms Flemming worked in homelessness programs and said the money raised provides a significant amount of help to people in need.

As well as knocking on doors, volunteers will man ‘tap to donate’ stands at shopping centres in The Hills.

The ‘tap to donate’ stands are new, and allows people to give generously with the tap of a credit card.

Volunteers will also be at Castle Hill and Dural Bunnings during the next two weekends.   

Salvation Army Dural also held a fashion show last Friday to fundraise.

People modelled clothing that is available at the Dural and Glenorie family stores, and the night raised $850 for the Red Shield Appeal.

“it was great fun for all ages. We had people aged from three to 83 on the catwalk,” Ms Flemming said. 

People who want to get involved with the Red Shield Appeal can call Karen on 9651 3456.

People can also visit salvos.org.au/dural/ for more information or to register online.

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