Organisers of the Wagga Red Shield Appeal set themselves a goal of $20,000 and Salvation Army Officer, Bindy Lupis, said they are very close to reaching it.
Door knockers and volunteers who established themselves in shopping centres at the weekend raised $19,000, with more donations expected to come in during the week.
“Over the next few weeks, we will hit that mark,” Captain Lupis said.
“It’s been a really big success.
“It shows what a generous community Wagga is.”
The money will be put towards services that can be accessed by Wagga families and individuals who are in need.
Those who missed donating at the weekend can still give money to the Salvation Army by dropping it off at Woolworths or Westpac outlets or at the Salvation Army store or church.
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