$12,785 and counting donated to local Salvos’ Red Shield Appeal

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LENDING A HAND: Wangaratta’s Tracey McGeehan was among the band of volunteers collecting for the Salvation Army in Wangaratta’s CBD over the weekend. Ms McGeehan, who has collected for the past three years, said members of the public were again very generous with their donations in support of the Salvos’ annual Red Shield Appeal. PHOTO: Jeff Zeuschner

THE Wangaratta community has yet again proved to be a very giving one.

The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, which has been held throughout May, and was punctuated by last weekend’s major tin rattle, has raised more than $12,000.

Wangaratta Salvation Army Captain Rosemary Massey was very happy with the effort, although it was slightly down on last year’s result.

“People are so generous in this town, we’re very happy with the donations,” she said.

“We had a few hiccups that were out of our hands, but we got through it.”


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