THE Salvation Army has opened a new store in Baldivis.
Salvation Army Corp Officer of Baldivis Ronald Stobie and Corp Officer of Rockingham Darrell Wilson officially opened the new store along with a host of willing store volunteers.
The pair both did readings and prayers with Chaplin Richard Wiltshire that the store will do well and help as many people as possible.
Southern Stores area manager Kelly Morrison said it was another way to help vulnerable community members.
“At 812sq m in size, it is full of quality pre-loved books, electrical, lots of furniture, including some great vintage pieces, clothing for the whole family, a great selection of bric-a-brac and a terrific kids’ section with lots of toys and an activity area as well as a specific active wear section,” she said.
“We are next to a gym.
“We are very grateful to our customers and for the generous donations we receive that help us help others.
“Sale proceeds from store items go to helping us keep vital community programs running to help vulnerable Australians.
“They include those escaping family violence, alcohol or drug addiction, suicide survivors, disaster victims, prisoner rehabilitation, the aged, migrants, those facing homelessness and financial hardship.
“We are looking to boost our volunteer numbers with people who want to have fun, develop lasting friendships, and enjoy giving something back to their local community.
“Whether it’s a few hours or a few days each week, it all makes a difference.”
For those interested in volunteering or finding out more visit www.salvosstores.com.|au/volunteer.
The store is at 600 Baldivis Road, Baldivis.
City of Rockingham councillor Matt Whitfield also spoke at the opening, welcoming the Salvation Army to Baldivis.