For almost six decades, the Salvation Army has been knocking on doors to raise money for its Red Shield Appeal.
Now they they asking people to log on for their flagship fundraising appeal which aims to raise $32 million to fund over 2000 centres and services across Australia.
The Salvos are encouraging the community to become digital doorknockers by creating an online fundraising page to raise money for their local Salvos. All funds raised will go to help local community lunches, English classes, furniture and emergency gifts cards.
Joel Spicer from The Salvos' Liverpool Corps said after the devastating impact of COVID-19 in 2020, The Salvos are seeing some of the greatest need in their history.
"The Liverpool community has always faithfully backed The Salvos, and this year we need people to volunteer and raise funds to ensure that we can continue our work in the community," he said.
"The Salvos cannot do what we do without the generosity of the public in our community. If you have the means, please consider donating to the Red Shield Appeal or become a volunteer this year. Your generosity and support will help us to leave no one in need."
Last year, The Salvos across Australia provided more than one million occasions of care to those in need, supported more than 40,000 people experiencing homelessness, distributed 1.5 million meals through their homelessness services and gave more than 43,000 occasions of care to those experiencing family and domestic violence.
- To become a digital doorknocker visit digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au/t/prestons-salvos. The Salvos are also in need of 20,000 in-person volunteers for the appeal.