Canberra Raiders stars Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad and Semi Valemei assisted the public launch of the local Salvation Army's 'Red Shield Appeal’ at the Australian War Memorial Archives Collection today.
The Red Shield Appeal is the signature fundraising drive that helps fund the vast network of social and community services of the Salvation Army. The Red Shield Appeal began in 1965 and is promoted under the Salvos most recognisable symbol – the red shield.
Each year, The Salvation Army appeals to the Australian community for donations to ensure they can give hope where it is needed most through our social welfare and community service programs.
Vulnerable Australians rely on these programs every day. Services provided by the Salvos range from providing shelter for the homeless, assisting families in crisis through practical support and financial counselling, to guiding people with addictions through to a clean, healthy lifestyle.
The local Canberra appeal was recently officially launched by the Governor-General and today alongside the Salvation Army’s ‘Shieldy’ and announced the partnership for the upcoming game against the Storm in round 11 at GIO Stadium.
The impact of the Salvation Army was represented in the ‘Sallyman’ vehicle held in the Warm Memorial archives, from the World War. Salvos have been a constant support to those who just need a friendly, helping hand.
Thanks to ActewAGL, the major partner for the local Red Shield Appeal, The Salvation Army will be collecting funds at the Raiders v Storm game to ensure no one is left in need. ActewAGL volunteers will be collecting on behalf of the Salvation Army at the game, so if you see someone in an ActewAGL volunteer uniform, be sure to dig deep and help the Salvos continue to do a bucket load of good in our community.