• REIWA assists Salvos to knock on digital doors for Red Shield Appeal

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    An older woman wearing warm clothes is sitting outside leaning against a graffitied wall looking sad and forlorn.

    For the second year in a row, The Salvation Army has launched a ‘Digital Doorknock’ for its annual Red Shield Appeal to help raise funds for those most vulnerable in our society.  

    From unemployment to domestic violence, homelessness, and now financial difficulties encountered through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Salvos’ work never stops. They are forever helping the many West Australians experiencing various forms of hardship. 

    REIWA members have been supporting the Salvos with their mission since 2013 via the Insitute’s Community REInvest program, which aims to help the Salvos provide services to those who need it most, particularly those experiencing homelessness. 

    A new-look Red Shield Appeal 

    Prior to 2020, REIWA ran a Sleeping Bag Appeal throughout May and June in support of the Red Shield Appeal, bringing comfort to the homeless on WA streets by collecting warm sleeping bags and blankets.  

    Due to the pandemic, the Salvos are now approaching the Red Shield Appeal a little differently – they've taken their doorknocking online and REIWA is here to help!  


    How can you get involved? 

    It’s easier than ever to help the Salvos in their mission to support West Aussies in need. 

    To get behind the Red Shield Appeal, simply visit the REIWA fundraising page to donate. Even the smallest amount can make a big difference!  

    Donate now

    Alternatively, you can start your own fundraiser by knocking on your friends’ and family’s digital doors. This includes sharing your fundraiser through social media, text messages and even Whatsapp! 

    REIWA encourages all West Australians who are in a position to help to dig deep and donate. Together let’s transform lives and help create a future that leaves no one in need. 

    More information 

    To find out more about REIWA’s partnership with The Salvation Army and the REIWA agents who support it directly, visit reiwa.com’s In the Community page.