Salvos ask for appeal help from collectors

THE Salvation Army is asking Launceston residents to give a few hours of their time next month as part of the Red Shield Appeal doorknock weekend.

Captain Kevin Lumb said the organisation was looking for people to hit the streets and collect vital funds on May 24 and 25.

Captain Lumb said money would go to the Salvation Army's social services, providing emergency relief and case support for people struggling to make ends meet, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and education, family counselling, literacy education and support for ex-offenders.

``Our social programs would not exist without the Red Shield Appeal,'' Captain Lumb said.

``It's Tasmanians helping Tasmanians in need.''

To volunteer, call 13SALVOS or register online at www.salvationarmy.org.au.

To donate to the appeal call 13SALVOS, visit www.salvationarmy.org.au, or in person at a Westpac Bank branch.

Salvation Army Doorways co-ordinator Kelly Brown, Captain Kevin Lumb and Red Shield Appeal co-ordinator Joe Duffy prepare for the doorknock. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

Salvation Army Doorways co-ordinator Kelly Brown, Captain Kevin Lumb and Red Shield Appeal co-ordinator Joe Duffy prepare for the doorknock. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON

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