Giving hope where it’s needed

 Major Cathryn Williamson will be highlighting where your Red Shield Appeal donation goes, thanks to some new signage at her collection point.
Major Cathryn Williamson will be highlighting where your Red Shield Appeal donation goes, thanks to some new signage at her collection point.

The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal is upon us again. Last year saw Major Cathryn Williamson and her volunteers raise just under $11,000.

That success has seen Cowra’s target goal raised to $11,700.

Major Williamson thanked the Cowra community for their on-going support of the Salvation Army.

“We cannot do this alone,” she said.

“We all have the opportunity to be beacons of hope for others and by partnering with the Salvos for just s few hours over the Red Shield Appeal, you can give hope where it’s needed most.

“Just $28 helps children at risk of homelessness participate in an after-school program, $60 provides a food hamper so that a struggling family doesn’t have to go hungry, and $79 provides one day of support for a family to find a home.

“Even a relatively small contribution can have an immeasurable impact on someone’s life,” she said.

Major Williamson said she was currently looking for volunteers to do two hour shifts at local collection points.

Collections begin on Saturday, May 19 at Aldi and Woolworths and continue on at these points from Monday, May 21 through to Tuesday May 29.

Waugoola RFS will be manning the Salvos collection point at McDonalds on May 26 and 27, while Rotary will be hosting the collection “Pub Run” on May 25.

Donations can also be made at the Cowra Salvation Army Family Store.

If you a keen to volunteer at a collection point please contact Major Cathryn Williamson on 6341 1313 or 0419 541 092.