New leaders for Colac Salvos

Salvation Army Colac Corps officers Keryn and Aaron Coombes are calling for volunteers to help this year’s Red Shield Appeal.

Colac’s Salvation Army Corps has two new lieutenants, and they are calling for volunteers to help with the organisaton’s biggest fundraising drive.

Salvation Army Corps officers Aaron and Keryn Coombes arrived in Colac in January and say they are ready for the task of helping serve disadvantaged people in the region.

But Aaron said the corps urgently needed volunteers to help with the annual Red Shield Appeal, which is the Salvation Army’s flagship fundraising program across April, May and June each year.

He said local volunteers would donate between two and four hours of their time to help collect money at community sites and intersections in Colac between May 18 and May 26, with the money to go towards Salvation Army work in the region.

Volunteers can register at

Aaron and Keryn are fresh new faces at the corps and are originally from South Australia, but the family moved to Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs to get their ordinance, and then to Colac in January to begin work fresh out of the Salvation Army’s training college.

Aaron said they were Colac’s local ministers as well as site supervisors for the welfare and thrift store spaces, and had high hopes in their new roles.
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