PAINTING DALBY RED: Salvation Army collectors Phyllis Wood, Christine Brooks, and Allan Wood have set up shop at Dalby Shoppingworld.
PAINTING DALBY RED: Salvation Army collectors Phyllis Wood, Christine Brooks, and Allan Wood have set up shop at Dalby Shoppingworld. Meg Gannon

Red shield appeal more important than ever

THE time has come for volunteers and Dalby residents to dig deep for the Red Shield Appeal, operated by the Salvation Army.

Christine Brooks, who is the Salvos' representative for Dalby, said the importance of the appeal could not be underestimated.

"The Red Shield Appeal is important because the funds we've raised in Dalby, about 90 per cent of them will come back into Dalby for our community services,” she said.

Some representatives were fundraising at Dalby Shoppingworld while others will go door knocking this weekend.

Ms Brooks said the appeal was the perfect way to bring the community and the country together to help the less fortunate.

"The Red Shield Appeal is something in Australia where people really get behind it and support it so we can just continue to do the work,” Ms Brooks said.

She hopes Dalby's Red Shield Appeal will bring out the best in community members as the Salvos try to raise money for their causes.

Locals can assist by donating non-perishable food items to the Salvos.

"We have a lot of people coming in here and we have to give them food,” Ms Brooks said.

The Salvos volunteers will meet at the Dalby Corps, at 7 Alfred St, at 9.30am to raise funds for the appeal.

To become involved with the Red Shield Appeal, call Ms Brooks on 0428212460.


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