Mandurah Salvation Army volunteers gutted by theft

Mandurah Salvation Army volunteers who support emergency services in times of need are gutted, after heartless thieves stole from their supply shed.

Thieves took a four stroke Honda generator, a brand new 80 litre Waeco refrigerator and various other electrical appliances, to the value of $10,000. 

Local volunteer major Trevor Wilson said he was devastated people could be so heartless. 

“I’m shocked. I'm just really upset that someone could do that. We’ve just hampered now,” he said. 

A trailer used to feed and refresh fighter-fighters, after working to control a blaze for multiple hours is stored in the shed. 

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Mandurah Corps lieutenant Erica Cossington said the equipment in the shed benefited the community and that it was disappointing people would steal valuable items. 

The equipment is generally used in emergencies but has also been used by volunteers during community events such as Anzac Day ceremonies. 

“At the moment we can’t help anyone,” Mr Wilson said. 

Mr Wilson said in the metropolitan region there was only two Salvation Army trailers. 

If you would like to make a donation to help volunteers purchase new equipment please contact Mandurah corps via corpsofficer.mandurah@aus.salvationarmy.org or 08 9535 4951.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.