Op shop on top with recent move
FROM the middle of town to the top of the street.
The Salvation Army opportunity shop in Caloundra has relocated from Centrepoint Arcade to 13/50 Bulcock St.
Although the shift is literally just up the road, the store is hoping it will drive more traffic to visit the shop and provide the community with a chance to support those in need by purchasing pre-loved thrift shop treasures.
Salvation Army store manager Stephen Lowndes said the relocation was “a really good move” and the new facility was ideal.
“We’re moving forward and staying updated and we loved the building and have kept it all original,” he said.
“We hope more donations will come in through the door too.”
In the wake of the recent floods Townsville, Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) have stepped up to help.
SAES teams have served hundreds of meals from three evacuation centres to flood-affected residents from more than 20 suburbs where homes have been inundated by floodwaters.
Mr Lowndes said Coast residents can assist by donating goods to the cause.
“This is about generating more money for those we help and those in need,” he said.
“We’ve set up donations for Townsville specifically at the moment so people donating just need to label anything they want going up there.
“That’s the whole mission of everything we do, everything I do, the reason I get out of bed every morning.”
The new store is already operating but store manager Robyn Deas said there is a need for more volunteers.
“We could always use more helping hands,” she said.
OP SHOP MAGIC: Salvation Army store manager Stephen Lowndes and volunteer Catherine Woodward have treasures just waiting to be found in store.