Albury-Wodonga Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal launched

DIG DEEP: Major Irene Pleffer, Mayor Kevin Mack and Major Phillip Pleffer launching the Albury-Wodonga Red Shield Appeal.
DIG DEEP: Major Irene Pleffer, Mayor Kevin Mack and Major Phillip Pleffer launching the Albury-Wodonga Red Shield Appeal.

Each week the Salvation Army helps tens of thousands of people facing homelessness, with the Albury-Wodonga Red Shield Appeal hoping to raise $30,000 to keep up the work.

In launching the 2018 appeal, Albury mayor Kevin Mack spoke of its importance.

“It’s an important cause that has supported over a million Australians in times of need,” he said.

Captain Vanessa Garven said the organisation provided a wide range of services.

“The Salvation Army has always been there to support people in need, whether it’s through our recovery programs for people suffering from addictions, emergency relief for victims in times of crisis, financial counselling for families in poverty or accommodation support for victims of abuse and homeless persons,” she said.

Ms Garven called on Albury-Wodonga residents to volunteer in the annual door-knock and to give generously.