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Red Shield Appeal

SIR,- I write on behalf of The Salvation Army to ask your readers if you would you be kind enough to help with this year’s critical Red Shield Appeal.
To be frank, after all the challenges we’ve faced in recent months, including helping the victims of floods, our resources are severely stretched.
We need to raise a huge amount of money to ensure nobody has to miss out on Salvos’ care.  It’s remarkable to think that every 12 months the Salvos help around one million people.  All donations help us to change lives.
It has become clear  the demands upon our day-to-day social and community services are continuing to grow. The increasing cost of living is impacting on many low-income families and individuals.
Our need is literally greater than ever.
It has already been a year of unprecedented natural disasters. Australians have joined together to respond with typical generosity. And many Australians are facing personal disasters such as homelessness, financial hardship, violence in the home, suicide bereavement and unemployment.
We are hearing from so many people who are saying that rising rent, electricity and food prices are hurting Australian families. We’re hearing that rising prices mean clients of ours have to make a daily choice between buying food and necessities or paying their bills.
We ask people to assist us because we are focused on doing everything we can to help people in need.
Major Bram Cassidy,
The Salvation Army Australia

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Posted on May 25 2011

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