In 2013, The Salvation Army purchased property between 4th & 5th Streets on Broadway in preparation for construction of the new Family Store. Those who have driven past the intersection since the September 2014 groundbreaking have noticed the impressive new structure coming together at a rapid pace. Now, mere months away from the store’s grand opening, The Salvation Army looks to not only make an impact with the implementation of the new building and its services, but also to continue doing what it does best – give back to the community.
“Our Family Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only family store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need,” states Salvation Army Area Commander, Major Andrew Miller.
The store, which is projected to open this August, will soon be taking donations. Donations can be dropped off during the store’s business hours, which are 9 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday. Items such as gently used furniture, clothing, and various other home furnishings will be accepted, most of which can be conveniently dropped off thanks to the addition of a new drive-thru donation center. The 25,000 square foot facility features increased floor space, a modern storefront design, and on-site parking — amenities which are lacking at the store’s current location.
Though operations at the store’s current 812 Maine location will cease once the new facility opens at 425 Broadway, The Salvation Army’s support of the community will only continue to flourish, with the new Family Store aiding individuals and families in need by providing vouchers to area schools for teachers and administrators to share with families, donating items of clothing and furniture to qualified individuals through The Salvation Army Family Services and Emergency Shelter, or as The Salvation Army simply puts it, “doing the most good.”
For developing information on the new Salvation Army Family Store, please continue checking this page for regular updates.