Cardiff Vineyard are a Christian church who long to see the city of Cardiff restored and individual lives transformed. Every week, the multi-site church has three Sunday services and they also have a mid-week venue where their office and administration functions are housed.
As part of Cardiff Vineyard, The Restore Ministry run a project called Storehouse, which focuses on social action and injustice. In 2010, Storehouse began; providing individuals and families essential items for their otherwise empty homes.
Storehouse helps anyone in real need of furniture. The group are frequently the last chance for individuals and families in desperate situations without any other means of support.
The Restore Ministry receive referrals from many agencies in and around Cardiff. Support is offered entirely free, and the group rely on generous donations of sofas, beds, dining tables and chairs, fridge, freezers, armchairs and microwaves. Their volunteers offer free collection and delivery within 10 miles of Cardiff.
It wasn’t long before they needed more storage space.
In association with Hammond Associates, Community Spaces and the Landlord, NewRiver Retail Plc, a large retail unit within the Valegate Retail Business Park was just what Storehouse were looking for to store their furniture donations. The Unit has also become an important hub to distribute food parcels during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic.