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Red Shield Door Knock Goes Digital

North East residents are being encouraged to donate to the Salvation Army's annual Red Shield Appeal.

This year the Red Shield Appeal is running a digital door knock for the first time in history.

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Each year the Salvation Army aims to raise $8 million, with money raised in the digital door knock staying in local communities to help fund local initiatives.

In this year's reports it has been revealed that in Victoria more than 50 percent of people are coming to their door seeking assistance for food and shelter.

Wangaratta's Salvation Army has also seen an increase of people requiring help following unemployment during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The North East is an important part of the efforts the Salvation Army make during their Red Shield Appeal this weekend and Major Bruce Harmer says the funds raised in the North East will stay locally.

He adds that the funds raised at the moment will help those who are homeless in these cold conditions and those who will be suffering bill shock due to deferred payments such as rent.

Salvation Army captain Rosie Massey in Wangaratta says residents are turning to them for support more than ever.

The Red Shield Appeal is on this weekend and you can register as a volunteer or donate at digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au

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