Hope campaign aiming to help people in the South West

Give hope: Salvation Army Bunbury Corp Captain Mark Schatz with volunteers Christine Simms, Linda Moule and Jason Caruana. Photo: Emily Sharp.
Give hope: Salvation Army Bunbury Corp Captain Mark Schatz with volunteers Christine Simms, Linda Moule and Jason Caruana. Photo: Emily Sharp.

The Salvation Army is gearing up for this year’s Red Shield Appeal in a bid to bring hope to those who need it most this winter. 

Bunbury Corps Captain Mark Schatz said the appeal was designed to collect funds so they could continue helping the people of the South West. 

“For 125 years the Salvation Army has been in town, we are well established, people know us, and in times of crisis the first place they know to come is here,” he said.  

“We are collecting money yes, but it’s really a gift of hope that people can give and know the money is going towards getting someone off the streets and getting food into bellies.

“We need volunteers to help us out, we can’t get around to everyone so we’re going to be hitting all the shopping centres from May 21 to June 2 - the more we collect, the more we can help.”

Mr Schatz said he would be giving up coffee for a week and donating the saved money to the appeal and encouraged others to do the same. 

“We’re asking people to dig deep and think creatively,” he said.