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13 September 07
Volunteers will be out in force in Caithness next week The Salvation Army begins its annual national fundraising appeal to raise vital funds for social and community work in the UK. From 17 September to 22 September 2007, authorised collectors will be collecting door-to-door, on the street, and at railway and tube stations to raise £2.7m for the Annual Appeal.
International church and charity The Salvation Army is one of the largest and most diverse providers of social welfare in the UK. It needs to raise a minimum of £2.7m nationally to support its social services that are offered without discrimination to many thousands of people whose lives are affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, loneliness and despair.
"The Salvation Army relies on the generous support from the public to help maintain our social and community work, so this is an important appeal for us," says Lieut-Colonel Royston Bartlett, The Salvation Army's Secretary for Communications. "Our theme for this year is It's What You Do That Matters and we're asking everyone to please be as generous as they can to our appeal as every amount collected really does matter to many needy people who turn to The Salvation Army for help.
Each year thousands of men, women and their families turn to The Salvation Army's 80 social service centres and 750 church and community centres across the UK. The Salvation Army also runs a Family Tracing Service, which helps to reunite up to 10 people with long lost relatives every single working day, as well as chaplaincy services in prisons, hospitals, schools, in agriculture and industry.
The Annual Appeal is one of the most cost-effective appeals run by The Salvation Army with 92p of every £1 going directly to the people who need it through social and community programmes. All collectors, whether or not they are wearing Salvation Army uniform, will be carrying collectors' badges and permits which they will produce on request.
Lieut-Colonel Royston Bartlett says: "The great thing about door-to-door and street collections is that there is very little outlay cost. Unlike some appeals, nearly every penny from the money donated to The Salvation Army's Annual Appeal goes directly to the people who need it.
"Please look for the authorised Salvation Army collectors and their blue 'Belief in Action' envelopes or sealed Salvation Army collecting tins."
For details on the local appeal, contact Captain Andrew Clark on 01955 602821 or email email@example.com