Our dedicated RSL volunteers can’t get out in the community selling badges and collecting donations this year, but the Murray Plains community can still contribute to the cause through the online ANZAC Day Appeal.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh encouraged local people to get behind the online Appeal, which raises funds for specialist support for current and former service men and women.
“Coronavirus restrictions do not allow the band of dedicated RSL volunteers who raise funds for the annual ANZAC Appeal to go about their business, so the Appeal must be done differently,” Mr Walsh said.
“This year the RSL is asking people to donate online to raise the funds they need to continue to provide critical support for our servicemen and women.
“Every dollar donated will go to delivering assistance those who have served our nation.”
Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs Tim Bull said year after year Victorians generously got behind the Appeal, which raised money for support that made a real difference in the lives of our service men and women.
“These services cover a range of needs including crisis accommodation for at risk veterans, financial assistance for families in need, health and wellbeing programs, employment support and, assistance with accessing pension entitlements,” Mr Bull said.
“While we reflect and commemorate from home, consider getting online. With your help, the RSL can continue to provide assistance to those in need.”
Donations can be made at anzacappeal.com.au