The Salvos were knocking on shire doors over the weekend for their annual Red Shield Appeal and Eurobodalla officer Rachel Knight said they have collected over $15,000.
“We still have money trickling in – we hope to pass $16,000 all up,” Ms Knight said.
The final tally will not be known for a few weeks.
“We just don’t have the resources to door-knock every house in the Eurobodalla,” Ms Knight said.
“So people who were expecting us still find a way to get their donations in; it can just take a bit of extra time.”
We still have money trickling in, we hope to pass $16,000.- Rachel Knight
Ms Knight aid they had volunteers out collecting around the shire’s three major towns this year.
“We had good coverage in The Bay, Moruya and Narooma,” she said.
Ms Knight said, collecting for Red Shield could be very rewarding.
“People come up to donate and tell you they have been helped by the Salvation Army,” she said.
“There was one guy who donated and said he had problems with alcohol and some of our programs saw him through – his donation was his way to give back.”
Ms Knight said there was still time to donate.
“You can come into our offices,” she said.
“Or you can find our officer Ian Lawrence in the Village Centre plaza at the Bay. He is there from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Saturday.”
Nationally, the Red Shield appeal raised over $4.7 million: the money is used in support of the homeless.
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