Regina's new Salvation Army thrift store opens
Peter Kampe knew this was a chance to give back.
Last August, while travelling to Calgary, Kampe and his wife struck a deer with their vehicle.
It was then that Kampe's journey with the Salvation Army started.
"Our van burst into flames. It was a big ordeal. The Salvation Army actually came to our rescue."
Volunteers with the Salvation Army picked Kampe and his wife up from the highway and drove them to Swift Current.
Less then a year later, Kampe found himself in a position to return the favour.
Regina's second Salvation Army thrift store opened Saturday - and Kampe is the store leader.
"I've always been a big proponent of giving back," said Kampe.
The store is the largest thrift store in Western Canada.
Kampe says the Glencairn location is a perfect fit for the store.
"With the new spot here, with the demographics we have here, we're expecting be very busy," said Kampe.
Money made at the thrift shop goes to the Salvation Army, allowing them to help those in greatest need.