Salvos and Bunnings pool resources for Red Shield Appeal
THE SALVATION Army has received a boost from Bunnings Warehouse in Coffs Harbour.
The hardware giant is again teaming up to raise funds for the annual Red Shield Appeal on May 30-31 and is urging locals to get behind the cause and dig deep to show support.
The appeal is The Salvation Army's biggest annual fundraising drive.
It helps assist more than one million Australians in need each year - which works out to be around one person every 30 seconds.
In a typical week, the Salvos provide 100,000 meals, 5,000 food vouchers for the hungry, 2,000 beds for the homeless and refuge to 500 victims of domestic violence.
During the annual fundraiser, volunteers from The Salvation Army will be visiting Bunnings at Coffs Harbour South to give customers the opportunity to make a donation.
Dr Bruce Redman, media director for The Salvation Army, is grateful for the ongoing relationship and hopes to raise more funds than ever before to support the Salvo's valuable work in the community.
"By donating to The Red Shield Appeal, Coffs Coast residents can make a significant difference to people's lives," Dr Redman said.
"Whether it is a local doing it tough or someone on the other side of the country, every donation helps support those who need assistance."
Coffs complex manager Dean Dannevig is encouraging Coffs Coast residents to head down to the warehouse and show support for the Salvos.
"We look forward to once again supporting the Red Shield Appeal as it makes a huge difference to so many Australians in need," Dean said.