The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal kicks off on Monday, May 22, as the volunteers across the nation raise funds for those in need.
In Cootamundra, door-to-door appeals begin on Monday and a fundraising stall will be held on Thursday, May 25, Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28 inside the Parker Street IGA.
Salvation Army regional minister Lesley Newton said the Red Shield Appeal was the largest fundraising event of the year with the majority of proceeds going towards the rural chaplaincy program that supports regional farmers.
“This is the biggest Red Shield event in Australia as we build towards Red Shield Sunday,” Mrs Newton said.
“The rural chaplaincy program that assists farmers with physical, emotional and monetary aid is directly funded by this appeal.”
Other proceeds will go towards welfare assistance and domestic violence prevention aid.
“Our goals is be be as community-minded as possible, identify needs that can be met and assist where possible to meet these needs,” Mrs Newton said.