via email tonight:
Volunteer to Help the Salvos for a few hours sorting and packing
I am working at the Salvation Army for a few weeks assisting with the Bushfire Appeal. The community response has been amazing and there is so much that has been donated which is brilliant - however............ it is all going to the central warehouse in Noble Park to be sorted prior to being sent to the most needed areas. This is where you can help
I am coordinating volunteers over this weekend to work short shifts and really help a worthwhile cause. You will be asked to simply pack boxes and sort clothes into summer/ winter girls/boys pack tins of food etc
The location is 400 Princes Hwy, Noble Park.
If you are coming down Princess HWY going towards Dandenong it is on the Left hand side just prior to Chandler Road (There is a Mc Donald's on the corner) You will see a big Salvos Store sign turn into the carpark there or park in the service lane.
The shift are Saturday 14 Feb 9.30 - 1.30
Saturday 14 Feb 1.00 - 5.00pm
Sunday 15 Feb 10.30-2.30
Monday NIGHT 6.30-9.30
(There is a huge Convoy of Semi Trailers arriving Monday Night form WA and the Salvos simply don't have the staff to assist with the unpacking of the Trucks - whilst most of it will be done with Folk Lifts it will still need sorting etc
I will also organise a BBQ throughout the shifts. I am looking for anyone who can donate sausages, bread, onions, cheese or tomato sauce. Please direct me to anyone you know (or just bring a loaf of bread with you on the shift and that would be brilliant)
If any one you know would also like to donate goods get them to give them to you and bring them to the warehouse when you are volunteering.
It is a really worthwhile cause. Not all of us have been in a position to donate financially however, this is a way you can absolutely donate your time and skill which is vital to the operation running.
Volunteers must be over 18 years (just simply as there are too many OH & S issues with Folk lifts and trucks) so unfortunately younger people will not be able to assist unless they are willing to come and cook the BBQ - which would also be a massive help
Please SMS or call me tomorrow if you can assist (I wont have access to my email tomorrow only tonight and tomorrow night). You will all be asked to sign a volunteer form - which I have attached) WHICH WILL ONLY BE USED AS A ONCE OFF FOR THIS CAUSE UNLESS YOU WRITE OTHERWISE ON THE FORM - The Salvos require it for legal reasons. If you can print it and bring it filled in on your shift excellent - if not don't stress I will have blank ones with me.
Please forward this to anyone friends, family, work colleagues etc who may also be able to assist. It is better if they call me or sms me so I can make sure are covering the shifts in the best possible way and that we don't have too many people turn up at once and feel unneeded.
Thanks heaps for all your support and hope to see you at one of the shifts as I will be there volunteering for all of them.
Say your prayers and assist in the best way you can
Look forward to hearing from you
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