TREENDALE residents will be able to enjoy thrifting locally at a new Salvos store which opened on September 10.
Located on Antlia Way in Australind, the opening was attended by Shire of Harvey president Paul Gillett, Harvey councilor Amanda Lovitt and Salvation Army Bunbury corp officers Mark and Zoe Schatz.
In attendance were also Salvos Stores regional manager Sean Burgess, Salvos Stores chaplain Richard Wiltshire and Salvos Stores southern area manager Kelly Morrison.
Featuring an oriental window display, Ms Morrison said the theme of the store was originally inspired from receiving lanterns to use in the new store.
"In searching for other display ideas, we discovered the paper crane and it's meaning: peace, love and hope during challenging times," she said.
"We thought this was so fitting with everything we have been through globally in the last 18 months."
The group behind the Treendale store reached out to Treendale, Eaton and Australind Primary School's to seek assistance in making the cranes.
Ms Morrison said local woman Atsuko Ishigami-Sims and her husband then further assisted the store with making their goal of 1000 cranes, by personally making 500.
"They stepped in when it was looking like our goal of 1000 was out of reach. We were totally blown away by their generosity," she said.
When the store had 1000 cranes, both Ms Morrison and Halls Head Salvos Store assistant Danielle Evans created artwork using the cranes, to be on display.
Whether you're donating, volunteering or making a purchase, Treendale Salvos Store will be a place that feels like home.Treendale Salvos Store team wish
The team at the Treendale Salvos Stores collaborated wish is for the community to be happy and healthy and to reach out to each other in times of need.
"Our Salvos Store is a place of connection. Whether you're donating, volunteering or making a purchase, Treendale Salvos Store will be a place that feels like home where you are always greeted with a friendly smile," Ms Morrison said.
The Treendale Salvos Store joins over 50 stores located throughout Western Australia.