PLEASE GIVE: Cathryn Williamson is calling for Stanthorpe residents to support the Red Shield Appeal.
PLEASE GIVE: Cathryn Williamson is calling for Stanthorpe residents to support the Red Shield Appeal. Ewan Leighton

Volunteers needed to fundraise

IT'S on once again, the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal is about to kick off in Stanthorpe and volunteers are urgently needed for the cause.

Salvation Army captain Cathryn Williamson, who covers from Stanthorpe to Warwick and west to Goondiwindi, said collectors were needed for the doorknock on May 19 and 20.

"It's just to support that ongoing help that we provide," Mrs Williamson said.

"Without the support of the public we may not be able to continue the work."

The Stanthorpe target for 2012 is $5500, a goal Mrs Williamson is confident can achieved.

"Last year they got over $5000 (in Stanthorpe) so it's do-able," she said.

"But there's always a need for collectors.

"Thanks for the support of the community, particularly the kids who give up their time to help."

The Salvation Army needs to reach a national doorknock goal of $10 million to maintain services in the year ahead.

But this year's goal is even loftier putting the national target for the overall Red Shield Appeal, which includes a business appeal and direct mail campaign, at $81.5 million.

To volunteer or donate phone 13 72 58 or visit salvos.org.au.

Donations can also be made at any Westpac branch, or cheques posted to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.

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