The Red Shield Appeal is The Salvation Army’s signature fundraising drive which helps fund a vast network of social and community services.
The Red Shield Doorknock is held on the last weekend in May. The appeal began in 1965 and is promoted under the red shield symbol. Each year The Salvation Army appeals to the Australian community to ensure they can give hope where it is needed most through their social welfare and community service programs.
These programs are relied upon by vulnerable Australians every single day. They range from providing shelter for the homeless, assisting families in crisis through practical support and financial counselling, to guiding people with addictions through to a clean, healthy lifestyle.
The appeal invites all Australians – individuals and businesses – to be their partners in mission.
I hope you will join me in supporting the Salvos this weekend.