Salvos calling – digital doorknock for annual appeal
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the way West Australians go about everyday life.
Much of this change relates to the increasingly digital flavour of our working lives. With so many offices closed, we’ve used programs like Microsoft Teams to conduct meetings and co-ordinate workflows, while communicating with (and being part of) webinar audiences that stretch across the world.
But amid all the disruption, we’ve also seen examples of the best of humanity.
Fremantle’s Left Bank pub, for instance, is retaining and paying staff under the Federal Government’s Job Keeper program but, with the venue shut, sending them out to undertake community work. Many Australians gathered at the end of their driveways pre-dawn on Anzac day to pay tribute to those who have defended our country, while around the world there have been emotional and rousing rounds of lockdown applause for frontline health workers.
In keeping with the spirit of innovation and generosity in times of social distancing, the Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield Appeal has this year been transformed into a digital doorknock. The Appeal, which has been in operation since the 1960s, helps hundreds of thousands of Australians each year and is more crucial than ever due to the financial impact of COVID-19.
With just a few mouse clicks and taps of a keyboard, anyone can become a digital doorknocker, joining the likes of Justin Langer, Basil Zempilas, Samantha Jade, Hamish Blake and even Russel Coight. Learn more at: https://digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au/