The Salvation Army has praised the generous support of the Australian public after nearly $4.5 million was raised over the weekend as part of the 2018 Red Shield Appeal Doorknock.
In excess of $25,000 was raised locally by the Gladstone branch of the Salvation Army, holding a doorknock and sausage sizzle, as well as a business dinner with guest speaker, poet Rupert McCall.
The Salvation Army’s National Secretary for Communications, Lieutenant-Colonel Neil Venables, said the success of the Doorknock would underpin vital community services for another year.
“The Red Shield Appeal is the lifeblood of The Salvation Army, helping us keep the doors open to our many support services. It ensures that we can continue to support the women and children who are fleeing domestic violence, the people trapped in drug and alcohol addiction, the youth who are sleeping on our streets, and so much more.”
RESULTS BY STATE
- ACT $158,253
- NSW $2,077,759
- QLD $605,467
- NT $34,818
- SA $221,005
- TAS $85,023
- VIC $1,002,362
- WA $225,619
- National $4,410,306
The Salvation Army will continue to collect funds for the Red Shield Appeal over the coming weeks and encourages anyone who would still like to donate, to please do so. Donations can be made to the Red Shield Appeal by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), by visiting salvos.org.au or any Westpac Bank branch or Salvo Store, or by posting a cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city