Once again, members of the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City gave up their Sunday morning to help The Salvation Army’s 2016 Red Shield Appeal.
Each year, students from Brisbane Boys’ College volunteer to door knock in Brisbane’s western suburbs as part of the national effort. Rotarians gather at the college to integrate with the Salvos' well-oiled machine.
This year, on Sunday 29 May, Keith Carl was part of the early shift at BBC in setting up the collection. Brett Cribb and Collin Myers joined the team of volunteer drivers who provided their own cars to transport the teams of students around their suburban collection territories. Rod Thorburn and Michael Evans helped to receive the takings as the boys returned to the BBC base.
Other club members gave a couple of hours on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 to collect donations from office staff arriving to work at 140 Creek Street. Well done to Ben Warren, Barry Schmidt, John Roberts, Rod Thorburn, Lisa Bateson, Melanie Liu and Neil Dickson, who collectively raised $997.25 for the Salvos' appeal.
The generous donations of householders contributed thousands of dollars to the national effort of the Red Shield Appeal to enable The Salvation Army to continue its work among the homeless and destitute and disadvantaged throughout Australia.