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Red Cross looking for doorknockers

RED Cross Calling is ready to return to the Coffs Coast after taking a break last year to assist with the Victorian Bushfires appeal.

And Coffs Harbour volunteer co-ordinator Robert Mill is looking for volunteers to knock on locals doors for the appeal on March 28.

“We need volunteers to doorknock as teams of preferably four to make it easier on the collectors and we need the support of the rest of the community to donate what they can afford on the doorknock day,” Mr Mill said.

Mr Mill said hopefully more than 350 volunteers will be knocking on doors in the Coffs Harbour area raising funds so the Red Cross can continue supporting all its community services

“We have already visited many of the high schools in the area enlisting student volunteers, but with 74 areas to cover in the Coffs/Sawtell/Boambee areas alone, we are short of collectors. An area not collected means an average of $320 not being donated to Red Cross Calling.

“We are also looking for adult collectors, from community groups and businesses who can work in smaller teams over the month of March, or on the doorknock Sunday, March 28,” he said.

The Red Cross collection centre will be open at the Coffs Harbour Showground on Sunday, March 28.

To volunteer contact Red Cross Coffs Harbour on 6651 2922 (24 hours), or email doorknocks@rmwebed.com.au.

There will also be a doorknock in the Woolgoolga/Emerald/Sandy Beach/Corindi areas, with a separate collection centre in Woolgoolga.

Red Cross Calling in Coffs Harbour will be officially launched at the Coffs Harbour Showground by Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker on Friday, March 5.



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