WELCOME: The Salvation Army’s Major Steve Metcher and Di Walters at the recently opened Salvation Army Connect Centre. Gemima Harvey
WELCOME: The Salvation Army’s Major Steve Metcher and Di Walters at the recently opened Salvation Army Connect Centre. Gemima Harvey

Salvation Army makes a move

DID you hear about the newly established Salvation Army Connect Centre?

The Salvation Army's welfare service centre, which was previously based near Harbour Dr, has relocated to the church located at 40 Mastracolas Rd.

A generous donation from the late Dawn Cole has allowed the Salvation Army to establish a drop-in centre for anyone seeking a meal, warm drink, a place to wash clothes, take a shower, relax or have a chat.

The Salvation Army Connect Centre is still being set up, with plans for activities such as free computer lessons to come.

Although it's still in the fledgling stage, anyone is welcome to drop by between 9am and 12.30pm, five days a week.

Major Steve Metcher said it was important for people to have a place where they felt they belonged.

"We would like people to know that we are still here and that the same services are available."

Connect Centre manager Di Walters said the new facility was much better and more open.

"We want people to feel at home here," she said.

People can also enjoy a hot meal at 6.30pm on Wednesday at the church and 6.30pm on Tuesday at the Boambee Community Centre.

Donations of non-perishable food are welcome.

If you would like to contact the Salvation Army, please phone 6652 8777.



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