Salvos raise $10,000 for Red Shield Appeal

Shaking the tin for the Salvos was Rhys. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Shaking the tin for the Salvos was Rhys. Picture: PETER PICKERING

ARARAT - The Ararat Salvation Army has raised more than $10,000 for the annual Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal.

Lieutenant Greg Turnball, from the Ararat Salvation Army said as in other years donations for the appeal are still being received.

Lt Turnball said it was unfortunate that the number of volunteers collecting for the appeal this year was down on previous years.

"Despite the numbers being down we covered as much of the town as we could. I would say about half the town was covered by volunteers carrying out the doorknock," he said.

Lt Turnball said collections were also carried out at the traffic lights in Barkly Street and outside the Safeway Supermarket over the Saturday and Sunday of the appeal.

"The collections at the traffic lights are always well received.

"The town in general is always very generous with their support of the Salvos.

"I was collecting in the hotels on the Friday night and one gentleman told me had already donated at Safeway and then again at the traffic lights, but he did not hesitate donating for a third time," Lt Turnball said.

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