Bunnings Busselton brings some cheer to the Salvation Army hall

Bunnings Busselton staff members Breeanna and Roley helped Salvation Army South West captain Mark Schatz redecorate the children's area of the Salvo's hall on Kent Street.
Bunnings Busselton staff members Breeanna and Roley helped Salvation Army South West captain Mark Schatz redecorate the children's area of the Salvo's hall on Kent Street.

Bunnings Busselton has brought some cheer to the walls of the Salvation Army hall on Kent Street to help revamp the children's area of the centre.

Salvation Army South West captain Mark Schatz said Bunnings visited the centre and decided they could dress it up to make it really kid-friendly.

"As part of revamping the Salvation Army in Busselton, we really want to see kids get involved and be part and parcel of what we do," he said.

"It is really exciting Bunnings have jumped on board to partner with us and make this happen.

"There is hope we will have some groups where we can help parents out and kids will have their own special area they can be part of.

"We will try to make it a tech-free zone, but that maybe challenging in this day and age."

Since Mr Schatz and his wife Chloe took over the South West branch of the Salvation Army they are planning on doing bigger and brighter things within the community.

Mr Schatz said they would link the Busselton branch with Bunbury to create a South West network.

"Combined we have greater strength, a greater voice and greater resources to be able to assist people on the ground," he said.

"This is an example of doing that and grabbing different partnerships to build and create spaces where people can get help or the assistance they need, or find hope when it is needed most.

"We are so grateful Bunnings partnered with us."

Mr Schatz said they hoped over the next year they would be able to renovate all their buildings and halls to become community buildings which could be rented or utilised for community events.

"We want places where we can help everyday Australians in Busselton and the South West as the region keeps growing," he said.

If anyone would like to form a partnership with the Salvation Army or make a donation please get in contact with Mr Schatz by phoning 9791 5200 or emailing mark.schatz@salvationarmy.org.au.

Donations can be made directly to the Salvation Army at 94 Kent Street, Busselton, or left in one of the donation boxes located around town.