The Salvation Army Store in Brisbane’s west is set to be closed after its administrators have told the charity it has “not been the best financial outcome for the organisation”.
The Salvation Army was forced to close the store in August when it found the business had been “on the verge of collapse” after it lost its funding and staff.
It has since been forced to sell its store and will no longer operate at the site, which is across the road from a Salvation Army training centre.
The store was set to reopen in February, but after a year of operating at the former Salvation Army warehouse, its administrator, Stephen Meehan, has told the ABC the store will be closed in September.
“The Salvation Association has not been able, and is not going to be able to, continue to operate at this location,” Mr Meehans said.
“There is no longer enough money in the bank to keep the store running.”
The closure comes less than a week after a Salvation Day celebration at the store was cancelled after the store’s administrator found out that the centre had been closed.
“We’ve been very much looking for some financial support to keep going, and there is just not enough money,” Mr Sargeant said.’
Our biggest worry is the kids’ welfare’The Salvation Front’s chief executive, Scott McEwan, said he was not concerned about the store closing, saying it was “a massive loss” to the organisation.
“It’s really our biggest concern is the welfare of our kids,” Mr McEwan said.
“I mean, we don’t want to lose our kids, but we have to live in a world where there’s a Salvation Front and we’re not going anywhere.”
The Salvation Arm, which employs approximately 3,000 people, has already laid off hundreds of people, with staff expected to lose their jobs.
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