Port Lincoln Salvation Army starting Red Shield Appeal

SUPPORT: Ashley Dennis, Adrian Hammond and Lydia Hammond are asking people to be on the lookout for bears Bill and Bram.
SUPPORT: Ashley Dennis, Adrian Hammond and Lydia Hammond are asking people to be on the lookout for bears Bill and Bram.

The Salvation Army Port Lincoln Corps is asking people to look out for its furry friends when it starts its Red Shield Appeal next week.

Beginning May 22 the Port Lincoln Salvation Army will set up outside the Port Lincoln Post Office and Woolworths until May 26 then will be out again from May 29 outside Foodland and Kmart.

Joining the local Salvos will be bears named Bill and Bram, named after Salvation Army founder William Booth and his son Bramwell Booth.

Salvation Army Lieutenant Adrian Hammond said people could post pictures with the bears on Facebook and share the hastags #LincolnSalvos or #SalvoBears.

He said the community should show its support because issues including poverty and family breakdowns affect the community as a whole.