ALL ABOUT SERVICE: ADRA representatives and volunteers at the ADRA Chinchilla Op Shop opening.
ALL ABOUT SERVICE: ADRA representatives and volunteers at the ADRA Chinchilla Op Shop opening. Brooke Duncan

ADRA Op Shop opens

THE Chinchilla ADRA Op Shop has officially opened it's doors after a ceremony on Tuesday. ADRA is the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the local volunteers are ready to help those in need.

ADRA representative and pastor David Kelsey said a large amount of the op shop profits would go back into Chinchilla to run much-needed projects.

"We have some things on the drawing board, we're looking at having something for the indigenous youth in the community,” he said. "We're looking at something for the women who are abused... to help them.”

Pastor Kelsey also mentioned struggling farmers as another key outreach area.

"It's always been our ambition and our goal to serve those people as well, anyone who has a need, and believe me there is a need here in Chinchilla,” he said.

"People are proud, especially out in the country... and they won't put their name forward, but if you know of somebody that we can help, then we would appreciate just a heads up that we can go out and help them in some way.”