The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal to Multicultural Communities

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal to Multicultural Communities

_AAH0169a _AAH0174aa _AAH0286a _AAH0295a _AAH0303a _AAH7527a _AAH7595a _AAH7664a _AAH7717a _AAH7756aThe Salvation Army launched its annual Red Shield Appeal to multicultural communities on 6th May 2015, with

a national fundraising target of $74 million, which includes a $9.5 million target for the doorknock weekend.

The Salvation Army is again looking to the Australian public and business community for support.

The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Federal Member for Cook, Minister for Social Services launched this year’s event

and was joined by Lt-Colonel Mark Campbell, Secretary for Business Administration, The Salvation Army

Australia Eastern Territory.

The multicultural launch is one of the key events of the annual Red Shield Appeal, culminating with the

doorknock weekend which will take place this year on 30 – 31 May.

Joseph Assaf AM, pioneer of multicultural communications in Australia, Founder of Ethnic Business Awards

and a long term supporter of The Salvation Army said, “The Salvos are always ready to support people

regardless of their religious or cultural background. Therefore, we should all be ready to support the Salvation

Army in its worthwhile cause and be ready to say ‘Thank God for the Salvos!’ ”

MultiConnexions is again proudly partnering with The Salvation Army as the sponsor of this year’s event.

CEO for MultiConnexions, Sheba Nandkeolyar, said, “Australia would not be complete without The Salvation

Army. The support they show to disadvantaged Australians, including those from ethnic communities, is a real

inspiration and I would encourage everyone to either volunteer for this year’s Red Shield Appeal doorknock or

to dig deep and donate.”

Lt-Colonel Mark Campbell, Secretary for Business Administration, says he is humbled by the support the

Australian community show each year to Australians who are doing it tough, by volunteering their time and

donating to the Red Shield Appeal.

“The funds raised through the Red Shield Appeal directly support the services which disadvantaged

Australians rely upon each and every day,” Lt-Colonel Campbell said. “The Salvation Army exists to provide

hope where it is needed most”.

Some of the services which The Salvation Army provide to multicultural Australia include homelessness

support, women’s and children’s services, financial counseling through Moneycare, addiction and recovery

services, legal assistance through Salvos Legal Humanitarian, learn to drive programs and many more.

To donate or volunteer for this year’s Red Shield Appeal doorknock weekend please call 13 SALVOS

(13 72 58) or register online at salvos.org.au/volunteer.

Donations can also be made online at salvos.org.au, in person at any Westpac branch or by posting your

cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.

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