COME ON IN: Kylie Birch and store manager Geoffrey Folker at the new Salvation Army store in Kingaroy St.
COME ON IN: Kylie Birch and store manager Geoffrey Folker at the new Salvation Army store in Kingaroy St. Katherine Morris

New Salvos more than just an op shop

SALVATION Army's family store has moved to Kingaroy St and store manager Geoffrey Folker says it is more than just an op shop.

The new store opened a week ago and Mr Folker said there had been a fantastic response from the public.

"We've had lots of people coming in and lots of donations but we always need more,” he said.

"Whatever we don't sell in the store we give away for welfare, for people who just need something.”

The store is taking a new direction, with some new products available to buy and a purpose-built prayer room as a quiet space.

"I'm not only the store manager, I'm a pastor and the room is there for people who want to pray and have some quiet time,” he said.

"I'm also here if they want to talk through anything with me that's going on in their lives or have some questions about their life.

"We take a different approach to an op shop here.”

The Salvation Army also offers services for addiction recovery, aged care, disaster response.

For more information about the Salvation Army head to www.salvos.org.au or phone 13 72 58.

For donations and for more information phone the Kingaroy store on 4162 3700.

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