Army helps its mate of 100 years

BORDER soldiers have given back to the Australian Red Cross as a way of saying thanks for a century of support across the nation.

About 30 uniformed soldiers from the Army Logistic Training Centre yesterday took collection tins around Albury and Wodonga for the Red Cross Calling appeal.

While their collection totals were not yet available, Major Jacquie Kingston said there had been a great response to the soldiers’ efforts.

“They’ve been really well supported,” she said.

Collectors focused on Borella Road and Dean Street in Albury, shopping centres in Albury and Wodonga, Latchford Barracks and the Bandiana army bases.

“We do this every year because we want to build on our relationship with the community,” Major Kingston said, pointing to the long association between Red Cross and the army.

“They’ve supported us since World War I and II, and this continues that relationship,” she said.

“And the community’s always good to us.”

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