Record amount raised for Red Shield Appeal

GLENORCHY and Moonah residents have dug deep this year, raising more than $17,000 for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.

This was an increase of $1,500 compared to last year’s efforts, with the total state tally reaching more than $170,000.

Salvation Army’s Moonah Corps and Community Centre lieutenant Amy Jones said she was thankful to local residents for their “immense generosity” during this year’s appeal.

“Last year we achieved a record of funds raised, so it was with some trepidation that we set our goal even higher this year,” she said.

“I am honestly overwhelmed with the generosity of those who donated.”

In addition to doorknocking, volunteers were stationed at various collection points including Northgate Shopping Centre, the Moonah Sport Centre and Bunnings Glenorchy.

Speaker for the House of Assembly Elise Archer and chair of the Moonah Corps Red Shield Appeal said she wished to thank all volunteers who gave their time to doorknock or take donations at static collection points.

“Having collected for the Red Shield Appeal myself, I can appreciate the hard work put in by our volunteers,” she said.

“It is thoroughly worthwhile to be able to support this great cause and the invaluable work the Salvos do for those in greatest need.”

All money raised through the Red Shield Appeal will go towards the 20 Salvation Army centres located across Tasmania, as well as help fund the organisation’s 70-plus programs aimed at helping those in need.

Caption: Moonah Corps Red Shield Appeal chair Elise Archer and Lieutenant Amy Jones from the Salvation Army’s Moonah Corp collect donations for the Red Shield Appeal at Bunnings Glenorchy.

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