Sue Ellery

Sue Ellery

Minister for Child Protection; Communities; Women's Interests; Seniors and Volunteering

    State Government kick-starts Red Shield Appeal

    24/05/2007 4:41 PM
     
    24/5/07

    Western Australians have been urged to dig deep for the Salvation Army following the State Government’s kick-start of the Red Shield Appeal 2007 with a $50,000 donation.

    Communities Minister Sue Ellery presented the cheque at the new Genesis Drop-In Centre in Northbridge today and praised the work of the Salvation Army in helping the State Government to deliver important services to people in need.

    “The Salvation Army is an essential partner in the State Government’s quest to improve the social wellbeing of all Western Australians,” Ms Ellery said.

    “By helping people with alcohol and drug addictions, the homeless, victims of domestic violence and many other needy people in our community, they help us to strengthen Western Australian communities and protect those who experience hardship.

    “The State Government is committed to providing ongoing funding to the Salvation Army because the services it provides are absolutely invaluable.”

    More than 100,000 volunteers will be involved in the doorknock appeal, which continues until the end of May.

    “I urge people to consider those in need and to give whatever they can, however large or small, to support this very worthy appeal,” the Minister said.

    “I feel confident that the great generosity of Western Australians will help considerably towards achieving the national fundraising target of $64million.”

    For more information on the Red Shield Appeal 2007, visit http://www.salvationarmy.org.au/redshieldappeal

    Minister's office - 9213 7150