Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge is urging Victorians to give generously this weekend to The Salvation Army's annual fundraising drive, the Red Shield Appeal.
Volunteers will be door-knocking this weekend, 19 and 20 May, to help raise vital funds for the running of The Salvation Army's network of social and community services.
"Once again, the Victorian Coalition Government has provided a lead gift of $100,000 to the Red Shield Appeal to help the Salvos continue the wonderful work they do in the community," Ms Wooldridge said.
The Salvation Army is a major provider of youth and children's services that include outreach and drop-in centres, youth support services and out-of-home care programs.
They also provide housing and homelessness support services to people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.
"The Salvation Army and its many volunteers are at the frontline when it comes to lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people across Victoria," Ms Wooldridge said.
"I urge everyone to dig deep this weekend to help them to continue this valuable work."