The Beaudesert St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland store has received a boost to continue its work in the community after receiving a boost through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
Vinnies Beaudesert received $5,000 to help with the cost of purchasing and installing a security camera system in the store.
Executive Officer of the South Coast Diocese Kris Martin said the Beaudesert store was completely run by volunteers and the CCTV cameras would ensure a safer experience for them.
“The CCTV cameras will reduce opportunities for illegal dumping and theft at the store and improve the perception of safety in the area for our volunteers and customers,” Mr Martin said.
“We support the community and help those in need with financial and housing support, food assistance, clothing, furniture and community services for single parents and youth.”
“We are currently in the process of renovating the store to make it more purpose built to assist the local community.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Beaudesert St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland store on its success.
“Vinnies Beaudesert works so hard to help the underprivileged and support those in need in the wider community,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I am proud to be a part of a government that supports the initiatives of community minded groups like Vinnies Beaudesert through this grant.”
“I thank the wonderful volunteers for the continued commitment to the local community.”