COINS rattling in tins at Warrnambool traffic lights last Sunday could end up helping aid projects at home or overseas.
Collectors were at the Banyan Street and Raglan Parade intersection on Sunday, raising funds for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), with proceeds going towards hundreds of projects the group is funding on a global scale.
Warrnambool ADRA ambassador Ross Power said the group would be collecting at the intersection during ADRA’s annual month-long fund-raising appeal Knocktober.
He said all money would be sent to head office, then distributed where it was needed most.
“A lot of the work ADRA do is based on disaster relief,” he said.
“At the moment there are eight different areas in the New South Wales bushfire zone where ADRA is providing support.
“There are 30-odd volunteers on the ground, with another 100 on standby.”
Mr Power said the organisation was also undertaking relief efforts in Syria.
ADRA is the worldwide humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has a presence in 126 countries.
Mr Power said the group had a permit to collect at an intersection in Warrnambool for each Sunday in October and expected to be at the intersection again this Sunday.