Salvation Army Bunbury to open new laundry and shower facilities

Helping hands: South-West MLC Adele Farina with Salvation Army Bunbury captains Mark and Zoe Schatz and case worker Jon Sproule. Photo: Supplied.
Helping hands: South-West MLC Adele Farina with Salvation Army Bunbury captains Mark and Zoe Schatz and case worker Jon Sproule. Photo: Supplied.

The Salvation Army Bunbury is celebrating the official opening of its new shower and laundry facilities.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the Salvos' Timperley Road premises on Wednesday, August 14, from 2pm.

In 2018, the Salvos identified a need for homeless and/or disadvantaged people to have somewhere to shower and do their laundry.

The community shower/laundry facilities can be accessed free of charge.

South West MLC Adele Farina recently visited the premises to meet with captains Mark and Zoe Schatz.

"The organisation provides invaluable support to the homeless and those facing homelessness in our community and these new facilities are a welcomed addition to the wide range of support services provided," Ms Farina said.

"The new facilities will make a significant difference to the lives of homeless people by providing something most of us take for granted - a warm shower and clean clothes.

"This new support service will go a long way to restoring self-respect and dignity to those who are struggling financially and don't have anywhere to wash their clothes or have a warm shower."

Mr and Mrs Schatz thanked the community, sub-contractors, and sponsors for their assistance.