The Salvation Army in Quesnel was thrilled recently to celebrate the grand opening of its new Thrift Store location. It was a thrift store makeover, and the Quesnel community is thrilled with the results! Here’s a photo chronology of the change:
“Our old Thrift Store was dark and crowded,” says Captain Deb VanderHeyden.
The thrift store also served as the location for The Salvation Army’s meal program. With the two services in the same space, the atmosphere was often chaotic and disorganized.
The two social services will now have their own space.
“Our customers and staff are just thrilled with the new store; it is bright and much bigger.”
“We have been blessed with good helpers,” says VangerHeyden of the staff and volunteers hard at work. “That makes all the difference.”
The Salvation Army’s Family Services building in Quesnel (on McLean street) is also receiving a new look, and should be complete within the next two or three months.
The Salvation Army has Family Services units in 39 British Columbia communities.