Salvos set­tle into a tem­po­rary shop-front

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

A COU­PLE of Good Sa­mar­i­tans have stepped in to pro­vide a tem­po­rary home for the Sal­va­tion Army af­ter a car crashed through their Gat­ton shopfront a fort­night ago.

De­spite the set­back, they are hop­ing to run busi­ness as usual and ex­pect to re­main at the premises on North Street next to the Gat­ton Halal Gro­cers for at least six weeks af­ter open­ing the doors on Mon­day.

While they will sell items out of the new store in the short-term, they are ask­ing all do­na­tions to be de­liv­ered to the Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Store on Rail­way Street via the back of the shop and cloth­ing bins as usual. A pick-up ser­vice for large items is still of­fered.

Man­ager Dianne Cas­tle­dine said the kind act al­lowed the group to go about their im­por­tant work in the com­mu­nity.

“It’s com­fort­ing for a town to know the Sal­va­tion Army is a place they can go,” Ms Cas­tle­dine said.

“I can’t walk down the street two steps (with­out being ap­proached by mem­bers of the com­mu­nity).

“It’s at times like this when you re­alise that what you do you is im­por­tant.”

The back of the Sal­va­tion Army Fam­ily Store can be ac­cessed via Wig­gins Street.

PHOTO: LACH­LAN MCIVOR

TEM­PO­RARY HOME: The Sal­va­tion Army’s Dianne Cas­tle­dine and Craig Har­lum.

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