HELPING OUT: Stanthorpe State High students will join other members of the community for the weekend's Red Shield Appeal doorknock.
HELPING OUT: Stanthorpe State High students will join other members of the community for the weekend's Red Shield Appeal doorknock. Contributed

Volunteers set to come knocking this weekend

THE Granite Belt community is being urged to step to the fore and support those worse off.

The annual Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal is on this Sunday, with collectors set to hit the streets asking the public for vital donations to help those who are struggling to cope.

"We seek the Granite Belt public to dig deep and support this worthy appeal,” doorknock committee member Kurt Empen said.

"Gifts of $2 or more to the social work of the Salvation Army in Australia are tax deductible.”

The local volunteers - led by Sandra Kay, who organises the annual Red Shield Appeal doorknock in conjunction with Lt Dee and Lt Zak Churchill of the Salvation Army - are calling on assistance from service clubs, school students and their parents and teachers to give their time to help.

"Your volunteer assistance would be appreciated, as will your donations on Sunday commencing from 8.15am,” Mr Empen said.

"The Salvation Army helps disadvantaged Australians without discrimination, including people who are hungry, homeless, abandoned or abused - but we can't do it without you.

"Because of the caring and generous nature of the Granite Belt community, lives are transformed for the better.”

"But the need is growing all the time. In fact, there are people out there right now who need our help. Your generous donation enables our work to continue, all year round.

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