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Regina, SK As a 100% charity, Salvation Army Thrift Stores exist to generate funds to support programs and services offered by The Salvation Army to our communities most vulnerable citizens.

That is why The Salvation Army is proud to announce the opening of a new thrift store in Regina.

Located at 1711 Dewdney Ave East, in the Glencairn neighbourhood, it becomes the second Salvation Army Thrift Store to serve Regina (the other is located on 836 Albert Street) and the largest in Western Canada.

Politicians, customers and staff were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 16th and a barbeque.

“The Salvation Army Thrift Store prides itself in our role, to both generate funds to help The Salvation Army achieve its mission, and to influence positively the communities in which we operate,” says new store manager Peter Kampe.

Kampe was encouraged to join The Salvation Army after he was helped by the charity in Maple Creek.

“Last summer, my wife and I were travelling to Calgary when we struck a deer on the Trans-Canada Highway near Maple Creek. Our van burst into flames. A Salvation Army officer from the small community was kind enough to drive us nearly two hours to Swift Current and find us accommodations. It meant the world to us.”

If you would like to learn more about Salvation Army Thrift Stores in or near your community visit www.thriftstore.ca

You can also see photos on the Prairie Division facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TSA.Prairie