UP TO 30 people in the Bundaberg community seek the services of the Salvation Army each day, with the same number turned away as the charity is pushed to the limit.

Captain Chris Millard said the number of people struggling was staggering, which was why this month's Red Shield Appeal was so important.

"Without the help of the community the Salvation Army couldn't make a difference at all," he said.

In front of a strong crowd at Wednesday's appeal launch Bundaberg woman Jermaine Ratana shared her personal story and highlighted the positive impact the Salvation Army can have on the lives of those they help.

Volunteers are desperately sought to give two hours of their time on May 30 and 31 to collect donations.

Phone 13 72 58 or visit salvos.org.au or make a donation at any Westpac bank.



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