The Salvation Army in Lithgow has collected almost $6000 to go towards the charity’s Red Shield Appeal in just a fortnight.
Store manager Teresa Pilla said the majority of the money was collected by volunteers between May 21 and June 3 at Lithgow Valley Plaza.
“We also did a garage sale that raised about $1000 but most of it was through Lithgow Valley shopping centre.
“We’ve done a little bit more than what we did last year.”
Ms Pilla said she was hopeful that Lithgow would be able to raise its target of $8000 by the end of the month.
“I know that there are collectors out there who have been collecting. We’ve also still got more in our bucket on the counter.”
The money raised in Lithgow will go directly to Salvation Army services in town, Ms Pilla said.
“It goes into an account with the identity of Lithgow, so it goes back into Lithgow.”
The Red Shield Appeal runs over April, May and June, with funds going towards The Salvation Army’s community programs and services such as family welfare assistance, refuges for women and children, homeless shelters, emergency and disaster relief and drug and alcohol rehabilitation.