Salvos’ plea to support Red Shield as need grows

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COMMUNITY APPEAL: Wangaratta Salvation Army Captain Rosemary Massey said 80 per cent of funds donated to the Wangaratta Salvos will stay in Wangaratta to support local people in need. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

THE fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in business closures and the loss of jobs has seen the demand for emergency relief surge across the country.

The Salvation Army Australia estimates demand for its services in Victoria has tripled and it is bracing for a further influx once isolation measures are lifted, with even more people needing meals, clothing and counselling.

Locally the Salvos are supporters of Loaves and Fishes Christians Caring while also providing other emergency relief services as the need arises from more people facing financial hardship.

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