Murray Bridge Salvos need volunteers to help with 2019 Red Shield Appeal

Federal MP Tony Pasin, Salvation Army Captain Tim Watson, Duncan Emmins, Mary Harris and Janet and Ray Emmins encourage volunteers and donors to get behind the Red Shield Appeal. Photo: Supplied.
Federal MP Tony Pasin, Salvation Army Captain Tim Watson, Duncan Emmins, Mary Harris and Janet and Ray Emmins encourage volunteers and donors to get behind the Red Shield Appeal. Photo: Supplied.

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help with its annual Red Shield fundraising appeal next week.

The non-profit organisation runs a community support service out of its Fourth Street headquarters, providing food, vouchers and financial counselling to all who need it every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

It also provides affordable lunches through its cafe on Wednesday and Thursday, kids' cooking classes on Wednesday afternoons, a soup kitchen on Thursday nights, a coffee club at Murray Bridge Marketplace at 10am on the first and third Sunday of each month, and a Sunday worship gathering spokeswoman Claire Watson described as "a loving community for people to belong to and talk about the deeper issues of life".

This year, 80 per cent of funds raised through the appeal will be spent in the local community, an increase on previous years.

The Salvos are hoping to find 20 volunteers who can help them collect donations at the Marketplace beginning on Monday, May 27.

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