This Friday 13th April, I have the honour of being the MC for the launch of the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal. As always the need for the services provided by the Salvation Army continues to grow. It seems that every year when we are launching the appeal there has been some significant event that has caused more problems than normal. So in reality, normal means that there are always people in need, sometimes as a result of natural disaster, sometimes financial disaster.
Cairns has been hard hit by the economic disaster and I heard a sad fact the other day that reinforced this. In our small city of some 130,000 people there are over 1,500 homeless people. Hard to believe but this statistic comes from Mission Australia and if anyone would now, they do.
For more information about this years Red Shield Appeal launch please call Cherie at the Fowler’s Group in Cairns on 4051 6511 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you would like to book your seat, or even better book a table for the launch – here is the link – RED SHIELD APPEAL LAUNCH