Posted on 28. May, 2010 in Clayton Update

Premier John Brumby today pledged $100,000 to The Salvation Army’s 2010 Red Shield Appeal.

Mr Brumby said the Victorian Government was very proud to continue its support of The Salvation Army – which helped more than one million disadvantaged Australians every year.
“I cannot speak highly enough about the work of the Salvos or the dedication of their staff and volunteers,” Mr Brumby said.

“Each week, The Salvation Army provides 100,000 meals, 2000 beds and between 5000 and 8000 food vouchers to people in need.

“In Victoria, the Salvos deliver welfare services and support to families across Melbourne, regional centres, towns and rural communities.

“As the world begins to recover from the Global Financial Crisis, the work of the Salvos is especially important.

“Our Government is proud to pledge $100,000 to help the Salvos continue their valuable work and I encourage all Victorians to give generously to the annual Red Shield Appeal.”

Mr Brumby said the national Red Shield Appeal was in its 43rd year and doorknockers would be out in force across Victoria this weekend.

Clayton MP Hong Lim said “The Salvation Army operates in more than 120 countries worldwide, and offers a range of social services to the community, including employment assistance, and services for the homeless.

The annual Red Shield Appeal raises money for the programs The Salvation Army will offer during the next year, including counselling services and homeless shelters.

The Salvation Army doorknock hopes to raise $9.7 million dollars this weekend,” and Mr Lim said he encouraged Victorians to continue to give to help Victorians in need.

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