Donation helps army’s disaster response
The Salvation Army has gratefully received a generous $7000 donation towards its new $25,000 emergency response vehicle from the trustees of the annual Queenstown $10 Challenge. Salvation Army Queenstown leader Lieutenant Shaun Baker said the army was extremely grateful for the large cheque. The 1999 Land Rover Defender had its first public engagement deliver- ing coffee and tea to Red Shield Appeal collectors last week. All money from the Red Shield appeal would go towards Salvation Army community ministries. The vehicle, equipped with its own petrol-operated generator, would be on hand with hot soup, food, tea and coffee to warm weary hearts and emergency personnel at search and rescue operations, fires, accidents and any natural disasters.