The Red Shield Appeal is the lifeblood of The Salvation Army.
It’s what ensures Salvos continue to support women and children fleeing domestic violence, people trapped in drug and alcohol addiction and youth sleeping on our streets.
The Salvos’ main fundraiser keeps the doors open to these services.
Captain Heather Stamp hopes to surpass last year’s fundraising effort of $3500.
‘‘We’re hoping to collect more than $5000 this year,’’ she said.
‘‘People were very generous last year, but with collecting in Nagambie this year, we’re hoping to raise even more.
‘‘Money raised will go back into the community, funding more food and vouchers for clients and supporting our services such as housing, drug and alcohol, soup night, Friday lunch and financial counselling.’’
This year, The Salvation Army will be rattling tins throughout the region from Wednesday, May 23 to Sunday, May 27.
In Seymour, they’ll be outside the Aldi supermarket from Wednesday to Sunday and Coles and Woolworths from Thursday to Sunday.
They’ll also set up at Yea Foodworks on Saturday and Sunday and — for the first time ever, will be collecting in Nagambie outside the IGA supermarket on Friday and Saturday.