Salvos desperate for doorknock volunteers
THE Salvation Army can count its Gladstone volunteers on one hand, and that means they are a long way from the 200 people they need to successfully run a Red Shield appeal.
Lieutenants Christopher and Kaylene Ford said this year was their first time running the annual event - and they need your help.
"We've got a dozen committee members and some small businesses that have offered to help us but we need people power," Mrs Ford said.
"Gladstone's goal is $35,000 in donations and I'd like to think we can make that."
Their need for funds has never been more desperate. "We help around 50-70 individuals per week with welfare and that's in Gladstone alone," Mrs Ford said.
The appeal hits a huge milestone this year too. It's 50 years of the Red Shield Doorknock in Australia.
"We want the community to know that we're a physical presence that they can rely on," Mrs Ford said.
"The more money we raise the more we can do for local families.
"Anyone can doorknock and it's a good family outing.
Call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or register online at salvos.org.au/volunteer.