KNOCK, KNOCK: Stanthorpe High School students have volunteered for the Red Shield Appeal.
KNOCK, KNOCK: Stanthorpe High School students have volunteered for the Red Shield Appeal. Contributed

That knock on the door is a Red Shield Appeal volunteer

THE annual Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal is set to return this weekend, with groups of volunteers walking the streets collecting donations.

The volunteers will be walking around on Sunday, May 29, between the hours of 8.30 and 11.30am.

Salvation Army committee member Kurt Empen said volunteers would only travel around Stanthorpe.

“We don’t have the resources to go down to the other towns in the Granite Belt, so just around the Stanthorpe area,” he said.

So far, quite a few high school students and members of the Stanthorpe community have put their hands up to show their support and go doorknocking.

Mr Empen said they have had a great response from volunteers so far.

“Both high schools in the past have been very generous. Kids and parents and teachers have been great with coming along and helping out,” he said.

“That’s something that we should be proud of, that our young folk are getting involved.”

The doorknock appeal is a fundraising event run by the Salvation Army.

It raises money to help people around Australia during tough times.

Funding goes to help people facing crisis including bushfires, drought, family breakdowns or other problems Australians may face.

Giving to others is its own reward, so the community is asked to dig deep this year and support those in need.

Regional Salvation Army lieutenants Steve and Lydia Spencer thanked the Stanthorpe community in advance for a successful doorknock.

For those who will not be home on Sunday but would still like to donate, they can do so online.

Donations can also be made to the Salvation Army store on Maryland St, Stanthorpe.

Visit salvos.org.au for more information.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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