Generosity showers down for homeless

ST MATTHEW’S Church is all in a lather over the generosity of an Albury construction company.

Zauners Construction is building a temporary shower block for the homeless at the back of the Kiewa Street church — a project Father Peter Macleod-Miller said they had been trying to get off the ground for the past two years.

The construction company is working on the Albury Regional Art Gallery redevelopment and has taken over some of the church’s land to make way for their workspaces.

“We’re both just being good neighbours, it’s a bit like sharing cups of sugar over the fence,” Father Macelod-Miller said.

“We’re helping them by giving them some land and they’ve asked, can we do something for you?”

The shower block will be a temporary structure but he hopes a more permanent solution would be found.

It comes just in time for the church’s harvest week, during which donations for the homeless — be it food, clothing, sleeping gear or toiletries — are collected.

It will culminate in a garage and car boot sale on Saturday at Adamshurst in David Street, from 8am to midday.

Entry is by gold coin donation with all proceeds to go to the St Matthew’s homeless appeal.

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