Post-Christmas rubbish dumping at the Salvation Army has shocked the organisation.JENNA BISHOP January 29, 2014 4:22am
Ripped and soiled mattresses, broken furniture and dilapidated couches litter the donations area at the Salvation Army Hall on Victoria St.
The Salvation Army has been inundated with donations in the post-Christmas period, with many items unusable or broken.
Salvation Army Captain Judith Brown, who recently started at the Seymour division, said the rubbish that had been dumped was disgusting.
‘‘It breaks my heart to see it all,’’ Capt Brown said.
‘‘We won’t be able to sell some of this and it costs us money to get rid of it.
‘‘We then can’t use the money for the things it’s earmarked for, such as welfare.’’
She said electrical items such as washing machines and televisions could not be accepted by the Salvation Army, and would have to be taken to the tip.
She said people had also dumped broken crockery and toys, bike parts, damaged furniture and other items which could not be sold in the shop.
‘‘If you wouldn’t use it yourself, you shouldn’t expect someone else to,’’ Capt Brown said.
Capt Brown said people stealing and rifling through the bins had also become a big problem, which was disappointing for the organisation.
She said the Salvation Army would be cracking down on stealing out of respect for those who do the right thing.
‘‘We need to respect that fact that some people have come in and given us donations and then someone comes in and steals it,’’ she said.
Salvation Army volunteers will continue to sort through the dumped items and hope to reopen the store after a clean-up in the next couple of weeks.
They may be small and rare, but they attract hordes of loyal enthusiasts from American chat show hosts to Shepparton car buffs.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Affairs John Geary will attend a memorial for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (Vietnam) Association.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.