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  2009 SALVATION ARMY - RED SHEILD APPEAL
 

Mick Doohan is very proud to be named the 2009 Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Ambassador. All members of the public are being urged to donate to the appeal. People can either donate through 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or through the door knock on the weekend of 23rd and 24th May or through The Salvation Army’s website located at www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate.

The Salvation Army say it is going to get much tougher throughout 2009 and it expects a steady increase in people needing their services because of the current recession.

The Salvos say the rise in unemployment will mean more poverty, which will bring more people to their door. They expect to see increased numbers of Australians in crisis throughout 2009 and 2010.

The comments come as The Salvos launch the 2009 Red Shield Appeal. Major Brad Halse, Communications Director for The Salvation Army, says all kinds of people that they haven’t seen before now need their help. They say the need for funds has literally never been greater.

Many iconic Aussie's are supporting the appeal, including Toni Collette, General Peter Cosgrove, Mick Doohan, Brett Lee, Todd Russell, Brant Webb and Iva Davies, amongst other stars.

The Salvation Army says it’s going to be much tougher throughout 2009 and they expect a steady increase in clients at their door over the next 18 months because of the recession.

The Salvos say the rise in unemployment will mean more poverty, which will simply bring more people to their door. They expect to see increased numbers of Australians in crisis throughout 2009 and 2010.

The comments come as the Salvos launch their massive Red Shield Appeal 2009. A range of top celebrities are behind the appeal including motorcycle legend Mick Doohan, international actress Toni Collette, General Peter Cosgrove, cricketer Brett Lee, Beaconsfield miners Todd Russell and Brant Webb as well as Icehouse star Iva Davies.

The Red Shield Appeal is now underway and the huge door knock happens on the weekend of 23 and 24 May when thousands of volunteers will mobilise around the nation asking people to donate to The Salvos.

Please give generously and please visit The Salvation Army’s website located at www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate.

SOURCE | The Salvation Army Website

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