Salvos settle into a temporary shop-front
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.
TEMPORARY HOME: The Salvation Army’s Dianne Castledine and Craig Harlum.