Isuzu makes a difference with the Salvos

Giving back to the community is what the Salvation Army does best, and the recent addition of an Isuzu FRR 600 to their fleet will help them do it even better, according to Isuzu.

Offering care and support for almost every problem “from the cradle to the grave”, the Salvos provide aid for initiatives such as aged care, counselling, emergency services, disabled persons and suicide support.

According to Neville Barrett, General Manager of The Salvation Army Salvos Stores (Australia Eastern Territory), Isuzu truck models have always been a favourite of the Salvos: “You can't go wrong with an Isuzu; it's reliable, economic and has great trade-in value,” he explains.

Neville Barrett highlights that in a typical week, the Salvos provide 100,000 meals for the hungry, 2,000 beds for the homeless, distribute up to 8,000 food vouchers and assist 3,000 people with aged care services in Australia – so reliable equipment and vehicles are in high demand.

“The new Isuzu FRR 600 will be used for pick-up and delivery of donations in New South Wales as well as provide welfare by offering pallets of food and water during natural disasters,” he says.

The truck is fitted with an aluminium van body designed by Homealloy Bodyworks and a Tieman tail lift incorporating tie ropes for easy handling. Travelling mainly locally and state-wide, each truck is expected to clock 30,000 to 40,000 kilometres a year with an average service lifespan of three to four years before being traded in.

The Salvos help over 1 million disadvantaged Australians every year and aim to help even more this year. They plan to extend their fleet even further by acquiring two more FRR 600s in July for the cause.

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