Do­na­tion helps army’s disas­ter re­sponse

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

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.

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