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Bunbury Mail, Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We are not a rubbish tip: Salvos
By JEFFREY KITT
DAMAGED donations to the Salvation
Army in the lead up to Christmas take
food away from the mouths of those less
fortunate in Bunbury.
This is the view of Salvation Army
major Trevor Wilson who slammed a
mass donation of “pure out-and-out rubbish” last Thursday.
A slew of damaged goods including
couches with cigarette burns and stained
mattresses would cost the charity an
estimated $160 to dispose.
“They’ve just used us as a dump,” Mr
“Throwing it out is all we can do.
“It will take three trips out to the dump
to get rid of it all and that is hundreds of
dollars worth of food being taking out of
the mouths of those less fortunate.”
Mr Wilson said such donations were
rare but cost the local charity time and
“How anyone could think we could use
this stuff is outrageous.
“I’m speechless – I’ve never seen such
grotty stuff in all my life.”
Mr Wilson said the Salvation Army
relied on donations to help those worse
Salvation Army’s Major Trevor
Wilson has implored Bunbury to
donate useful items and not use
the charity as a “rubbish tip”.
off and encouraged Bunbury residents
to do the right thing before the holiday
If you know of anyone dumping damaged goods to the Salvation Army, contact the local ranger.
Police would like to speak to the people captured in this CCTV footage.
Picture courtesy of GWN7.
Deliberate damage outrage
0427 428 358
BUNBURY police have
slammed the behaviour of
a group of youths who
caused more than $20,000
of deliberate damage on
Some of the culprits were
caught on CCTV, jumping
on vehicles at South West
Used Cars about 1.30am
Bunbury police officerin-charge Sergeant Peter
Jenal said there was no
reason why young people
should behave this way.
“Their behaviour shows
they wanted to do deliberate damage,” Sergeant
“There is no reason for it,
it is ridiculous and we will
be making every endeavour to find out who these
Call Crime Stoppers on
1800 333 000 with information.
ALL BLINDS ON
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