This year's Red Shield Appeal is still operating but it will be through a digital platform due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Salvation Army's Digital Door Knock will take place this weekend and Warrnmabool Salvation Army manager Chris Philpot is hoping for another successful drive.
"Everything is different for everyone this year, we're all navigating through," he said.
"The appeal supports our social work in the community and we require this for supporting people with food or if they're behind on rent on bills.
"Last year we raised $8 million nationally and we usually go out rattling tins in supermarkets and at the traffic lights but everything is different this year."
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and still supporting the New South Wales and Victorian communities from this summer's devastating bushfires and drought-affected communities, the past year has been tumultuous for the Salvation Army.
"We're seeing people who are needing assistance as they've lost work or their hours," Mr Philpot said.
"We're still waiting for people who are yet to reach out for differing reasons.
"We're available and here to help."
After more than 55 years of knocking on doors each May, the The Salvation Army's Major Brett Allchin is hoping people head online and donate what funds they can.
"We anticipate seeing some of the greatest need that we've ever seen in our 140-year history serving Australians," Major Allchin said.
"The Covid-19 crisis has financially crippled many Australians and it will take months to see the real impact it will have.
"We know when the chips are down, Aussies come together and do what they can to give hope, this is no more important than now."
To donate to the Red Shield Appeal head to digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au
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