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Community backs Salvos

VOLUNTEERS of all ages gathered at the Leongatha Salvation Army Corps on Sunday to raise money for the annual Red Shield Appeal.

The Long Street branch joined operations across the country to raise money for the Salvation Army towards humanitarian and social work in Gippsland, and internationally.

The organisation was looking to raise a total of $8 million.

Leongatha Corps officer Kerry Smith said she and husband Glenn had been working with the community to muster up volunteers.

“This is our first Red Shield Appeal in Leongatha since we moved from Tasmania at the start of the year,” she said.

“We have really worked hard to make it a fun event for all involved and we will be looking to make it bigger and better every year.

“Next year we will be looking to involve more community groups and schools to expand our volunteer base.”

Goodwill knocking: volunteers gathered at the Leongatha Salvation Army Corps on Sunday before heading out and raising money for the Red Shield Appeal.

Goodwill knocking: volunteers gathered at the Leongatha Salvation Army Corps on Sunday before heading out and raising money for the Red Shield Appeal.

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