Salvation Army volunteers won't be knocking on Dubbo doors next month, instead raising money online.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the charitable organisation to run the Red Shield Appeal Digital Doorknock on May 23 and 24.
Residents can discover ways of supporting the annual appeal at digitaldoorknock.salvationarmy.org.au .
The Salvation Army is looking for 10,000 "virtual collectors", who can sign up on the website.
Orana region captain, David Sutcliffe, has explained why the fundraising is necessary.
"We anticipate seeing some of the greatest need that we've ever seen in our 140-year history serving Australians," he said.
"The COVID-19 crisis has financially crippled many Australians and it will take months to see the real impact it will have."
Money raised in the Orana region will "help fund local welfare initiatives".
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