Salvation Army calls for Tassie troops to pitch in for Red Shield Appeal

PITCHING IN: The Salvation Army is hoping to raise $8 million from its Red Shield Appeal on May 27 and 28. Volunteers can register at The Salvation Army's website. Picture: Supplied
PITCHING IN: The Salvation Army is hoping to raise $8 million from its Red Shield Appeal on May 27 and 28. Volunteers can register at The Salvation Army's website. Picture: Supplied

The Salvation Army is calling on Tasmanians to volunteer their time to this year's Red Shield Appeal, which aims to help Australians in crisis. 

The charity needs more than 60,000 volunteers to help collect $8 million for the appeal, which will run across the weekend of May 27 and 28.

The Salvation Army spokesman Major Brad Watson urged Tasmanians to pitch in for the appeal.

“For many people hard times can simply be one paycheck away, with many Tasmanian families doing it tough and relying on The Salvation Army for support,” Major Watson said.

“Just a few hours of your time can make a real difference for people experiencing hardship and gives hope where it’s needed the most.”