Red Shield Appeal this weekend

THE Salvation Army Sale Corps is calling on people to give generously during this weekend’s Red Shield Appeal, which helps fund its work assisting people in need.

Since 1965, the Red Shield Appeal has been The Salvation Army’s signature fundraising drive, helping provide a vast network of social and community services.

Sale corps officer, Christina Ralston, said her team had been busy collecting donations this week, and would hopefully see more this weekend.

“All the money raised from our Red Shield Appeal goes toward the Sale corps, which goes toward family welfare assistance, youth drop-in centres and various support programs,” Ms Ralston said.

“Around 160 people use the Salvation Army around Sale, so to have a fundraiser like this is vital to keep our services going.”

Money raised from the Red Shield Appeal will allow the Salvos to help support families in crisis, people experiencing homelessness, women and children fleeing domestic violence, break the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction, help troubled youth and provide emergency relief in times of disaster.

Collectors will be set up at the corner of Macarthur and York Sts, Sale, on Saturday and Sunday. To volunteer or donate to the Red Shield Appeal, visit, or phone 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.