The theme of this yearâ€™s campaign is â€œYou can give hope where itâ€™s needed most.â€ Hope meansÂ many things. Hope comes from the support of our emergency services team who pull togetherÂ with the community in times of natural crisis, like bushfires or floods.
Hope comes from providingÂ shelter to women who have experienced domestic violence. Hope comes from the practical andÂ emotional support we give to our farming families so they have the courage to stay on the landÂ and get back on their feet.
Donations from the Australian public help us to keep hope alive for more than one million peopleÂ each year. On the weekend of 30-31 May 2015, we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ourÂ national fundraising Doorknock.
This yearâ€™s goal is to raise $74 million so we can continue ourÂ work. Each week we provide 100,000 meals for the hungry, 2,000 beds for the homeless, 5,000Â food vouchers as well as counselling and addiction services.
Thank you for your assistanceÂ with our Red Shield Appeal fundraising campaign to help Australians in need.
Major Bruce Harmer
Territorial Communications & Public Relations Secretary