IF you hear a knock at your door on Sunday The Salvation Army have asked that you give generously to help those in need.
The annual Red Shield Appeal Doorknock is here and volunteers will be walking the streets of Orange to collect your donation.
Orange Salvation Army captain Greg Saunders said funds are used to provide local, national and international aid.
“We raised around $90,000 last year but gave around $110,000 worth of aid [in Orange],” he said.
Captain Saunders said “practical help” is given in a number of ways including support, food vouchers and help with drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
“I’m a chaplain to the community and always assisting the community materially, spiritually and emotionally,” he said.
Among the doorknock volunteers this year is Laura Murray who is employed by one of the appeal’s sponsors WHK.
“It’s a good way to meet the community...I’ve only been here since February,” she said.
Red Shield Appeal business chairman Tony Rodd said around 400 volunteers signed up to help with the doorknock in Orange last year and just as many are needed tomorrow.
“Everything is provided, you just have to turn up,” he said.
Mr Rodd said the Salvos help people in Orange when times are tough and they don’t know where to turn.
“When you’ve got nothing you don’t know what you’re going to do,” he said.
“What they raise is never enough for what they do here.”
Mr Rodd said all doorknock volunteers will be wearing an identification lanyard.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
For further information call The Salvation Army on 6362 1870.