DOORS will be knocked next week during the annual Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal that aims to raise funds to help one million Australians each year.
The money raised by the Portland corps during the door knock appeal goes towards major drug, gambling and alcohol programs, as well as local court chaplains.
In a typical week, across Australia, The Salvation Army provides assistance to about 500 people addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling, as well as providing several thousand people with counselling.
Locally the Salvation Army court chaplain, who covers the court system between Portland, Hamilton and Warrnambool, provides pastoral care and support.
This year the Red Shield Appeal will begin on Tuesday with donations being accepted from the main entrance of Portland Safeway from 7am to 9pm each weekday, before the door knock commences on the weekend of May 24-25.
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