Salvos takes note of growing pleas from local community
THE Salvation Army has opened a new family store down the road from Ipswich to help meet the demands of the community.
The organisation has based its new shop at Seventeen Mile Rocks in Brisbane's Centenary suburbs after receiving numerous requests from residents in both Brisbane and Ipswich.
The store will bring a welcome reprieve to those who are doing it tough by selling a wide range of clothing, accessories, homewares and furniture at reasonable prices.
Salvation Army general manager Neville Barrett travelled up from Sydney for the grand opening.
Mr Barrett said he was pleased to open the 101st store on the east coast of Australia.
"The opening of this store shows the strength and the growth of Salvation Army stores in Australia," Mr Barrett said.
"The increase in our store numbers means we can provide help to those who need it most on a daily basis.
"We were receiving a lot of feedback and responses from the community over the past four years, so we are happy to open this new store which will allow people to come in and purchase good-quality items while keeping their dignity."
Store manager Linda Devenish said there were lots of bargains to be found.
"We have lots of good-quality clothing, some of which are second hand and some of which are brand new," Ms Devenish said.
"We also have new mattresses for sale, good furniture and bric-a-brac.
"All our prices are affordable so you can pick yourself up a bargain.
"Every week we also have items which will be for sale for between $1 and $3."
The store is seeking donations, which can be made at the counter.
If you have a larger item to donate, phone 13 SALVOS to arrange a pick up.
The store is also seeking volunteers.
The new Salvation Army store is at 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks.