New approach for Salvation Army appeal

WORTHY CAUSE: While the Salvation Army isn't running an official door knock for the Red Shield Appeal Major Alan Kerr said community groups are welcome to collect anyway.
WORTHY CAUSE: While the Salvation Army isn't running an official door knock for the Red Shield Appeal Major Alan Kerr said community groups are welcome to collect anyway. Michael Nolan

AS WE near the halfway mark of the 2017 Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, Kingaroy's Major Alan Kerr is reminding people there is still time to donate to the cause.

"The Red Shield Appeal collects for the ongoing community work across the nation,” Maj Kerr said.

"It collects for all the institutions we have up and running, like drug and alcohol rehab and hostels for the homeless men and women.”

The Red Shield Appeal has been running for over a century and is the organisation's major fundraiser.

In-kind donations for publicity and mailing material help keep the Appeal's overheads down.

"We don't have huge administration costs; those companies help us make the money donated go further,” Maj Kerr said.

The South Burnett Appeal will be different this year.

Rather than doing an official door knock, the Salvation Army will host static stalls around the district.

You can find some at Kingaroy Shopping World and Kingaroy IGA.

If groups want to door knock they still can.

"We can allocate them an area and give them maps and receipt books,” Maj Kerr said.

To volunteer or donate to the Red Shield Appeal, call 41625246 before May 26.

South Burnett

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