Red Shield Appeal collecting will take place on May 27 and 28

Salvation Army Taree captain Louise Beamish and Family Store manager Danielle Volkers have encouraged Taree residents to donate in this year's Red Shield Appeal.
Salvation Army Taree captain Louise Beamish and Family Store manager Danielle Volkers have encouraged Taree residents to donate in this year's Red Shield Appeal.

Taree residents are urged to donate what they can during this year’s Red Shield Appeal.

The appeal is held during April, May and June with door-knocking and static point collecting to take place on May 27 and 28.

Volunteers will be stationed outside Big W in Taree Central, the Taree South Service Centre, McDonald’s in Chatham, Coles Old Bar, Bunnings Warehouse Taree and Wingham Plaza.

Donations can also be made at the Taree Salvation Army Family Store on Pulteney Street or the church on Manning Street.

Taree Salvation Army captain Louise Beamish said all money raised will go towards helping those less fortunate.

"Taree has always been very generous and supported the Salvation Army and we hope that will continue throughout this appeal.

"The money that we raise goes to help a lot of our social services throughout Australia.

"Taree residents can also access these services,” Ms Beamish said.

Taree Salvation Army Family Store manager Danielle Volkers said the store would hopefully be open for a few hours on May 27 in recognition of the day.

The Salvation Army have set a target of $73 million nationally, with Taree hopeful of raising $20,000.