THE Singleton Salvation Army is once again gearing up for its annual Red Shield Appeal on May 24 and 25 with new tactics being thought of to make the event even more successful than last year.
“We’ll probably introduce more static collection areas, as they seemed to be the most successful way to collect last year,” Captain Peter Bennett said.
“We’ll also hope to run it for more than the weekend as well, although the traditional doorknock will return.”
Last year the charity raised $16,000 with some of that money returning to their services in the Singleton area.
Once again the Salvos are always grateful for the assistance provided by the Singleton Army who normally doorknock the challenging hilly areas such as the Heights and Hunterview.
“The schools are also a big help for what we do as well, and are really enthusiastic door knockers,” Captain Peter Bennett said.
“The downturn in mining has seen more people seek help with daily needs, so any help goes a long way these days.”
You can register to door knock or man a static station for the Red Shield Appeal by contacting the Singleton Salvation Army on 6572 2690 or by going online at www. http://salvos.org.au/
The national goal for the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock this year is $10million.
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