Salvation Army makes fresh start with charity store relaunch

SALVOS RE-OPENING: Mount Gambier Salvation Army captain Cameron Horsburgh is excited to show off the renovated thrift shop after it has been destroyed by a devastating fire in February.   Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS

SALVOS RE-OPENING: Mount Gambier Salvation Army captain Cameron Horsburgh is excited to show off the renovated thrift shop after it has been destroyed by a devastating fire in February. Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS

THE Mount Gambier Salvation Army Thrift Shop is preparing to open its doors to the public again after being destroyed by a devastating fire in February.

Ripping its way through the Grantville Court Shopping Centre, the fire destroyed the majority of the thrift shop's stock and caused severe smoke damage to several other businesses.

With only some cutlery and jewellery remaining untouched, volunteers and community members were left upset and concerned about the future of the store.

Working hard over the past seven months committed volunteers and community members have come together to fix the damage and restore the shop to its former glory.

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