The Knox Red Shield Appeal officially launched it’s campaign seeking volunteers to help to raise funds on Red Shield Appeal day 28-29 May, 2011 at Knox City this week.
Major Merv Lincoln, Commanding Officer of the Ferntree Gully Corps of the Salvation Army, and Alan Tudge MP, Federal Member of Aston and Chairman of the Knox Red Shield Appeal, spoke at the launch.
Mr Tudge said, “Each week, The Salvation Army provide 160,000 meals, 12,000 food vouchers, 3,000 beds for the homeless and 500 blankets. This is an enormous task only made possible with the help and support of local people who give their time as volunteers doorknocking in their local area.
“We now appeal to people living in Knox, who are interested in being involved in their local community to step forward and be involved with the Knox Red Shield Appeal, as a volunteer in their local area on May 28 or May 29. Let’s aim to make this year, the most successful Red Shield Appeal in Knox ever,” Mr Tudge said.
Lieutenant Sarah Eldridge and Cadet Judy Shaw, from the Rowville Branch of the Salvation Army, were available to speak to people about the Knox Red Shield Appeal efforts.
The Salvation Army Community Band played music and balloons were handed out to children to promote the Knox Red Shield Appeal.
Anyone interested in participating as a volunteer on Saturday or Sunday, 28-29 May 2011, is welcome to contact Sarah on 0429 988 920. ends.