Captain Jeff Bush is calling upon the generosity of the Gladstone community to assist during the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock Weekend.
Captain Jeff Bush is calling upon the generosity of the Gladstone community to assist during the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock Weekend. Luka Kauzlaric

Donate time or money with Salvos to help those in need

"IF YOU can't volunteer, please donate."

That's the message from Salvation Army Gladstone Captain Jeff Bush.

He made the plea in the lead-up to the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock Weekend.

A vast number of people are in need of social services in Gladstone and resources are just as important as funds, he said.

A goal of $10 million has been set, and the Salvos need your help to get there.

"Volunteers who are willing to spare a few hours to rally around the Gladstone community are key to The Salvation Army reaching our goals and raising funds that go directly back into our programs and social services," Captain Bush said.

The services provided through the appeal will be injected directly into emergency relief welfare, Salvation Army emergency services and programs for children and families such as Mainly Music and Kids Club.

Salvation Army Major Bruce Harmer said Australians had never been in more dire need of basic assistance with issues such as food.

"Many families face an uncertain future; many people who have been well off in the past are now genuinely worried about their future," he said.

The doorknock weekend will be held on May 24 and 25.

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