Both of Our Thrift Stores Accept Donated Vehicles

 

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it.

The Salvation Army gladly accepts donated vehicles. Why park it, when you can donate it.

 

Do you have an older model vehicle that still runs but is unneeded or unwanted? Both our Salvation Army Thrift Stores now accept vehicles as donations!

When you donate your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or RV to The Salvation Army, you’re helping us heal broken lives and assist individuals on the road to recovery. Your used vehicle will help change the road ahead for someone who’s lost direction. Proceeds from the sale of your donated automobile are used to help fund The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter and other family service programs in our area.

Please call (217) 224-5998 and we’ll pick up your car, boat, truck, motorcycle or RV at absolutely no charge and provide you with an IRS-approved receipt for your donation. Your tax deductible receipt will be provided at the time of pick-up and additional information will be mailed after your vehicle has been sold.

For more information contact:

Scott Andrews – Thrift Store Manager
Phone: (217) 224-5998
Hours: Monday-Saturday  9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Email:  Scott_Andrews@usc.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army to Build New Thrift Store

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(L to R) Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin; Social Services Committee Chair, Dale Stevenson; Thrift Store Manager, Scott Andrew; Emergency Shelter Manager, Heidi Welty; Thrift Store Committee Chair, Chris Larson.

Quincy, IL – The Salvation Army has purchased property between 4th and 5th Streets on Broadway in preparation for construction of a new Thrift Store. The sale of the property closed on Friday, October 11th, clearing the way for The Salvation Army to begin construction of a new facility, which is being designed by Architechnics, Inc. of Quincy.

Located directly across 5th Street from The Salvation Army John Gardner Stevenson Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center, the new approximately 25,000 square foot Thrift Store facility will feature the ability to accept donations through a covered drive-thru donation center, increased floor space, and a modern storefront design with parking on-site.

“Our intention is to move the operations of our existing store from Maine Street to the new location, and it is important for the public to understand why we are building this new store,” stated Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew Miller. “Our Thrift Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only thrift store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing Thrift Store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need. “

Major Miller further stated, “This Thrift Store project is very different from the other recent projects we have completed in Quincy including the Kroc Center and the Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center. Those projects were largely funded through major donations and fundraising campaigns before we broke ground. We will be taking out a mortgage in order to initiate this project. That is how strongly we believe in it.”
The construction of the new store will serve to further consolidate The Salvation Army’s operations in Quincy into one central campus with its epicenter at 5th & Broadway, improving efficiency and reducing costs.

Changing Lives – Shelter and Family Services

Emergency Shelter SignThe Need:
The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Quincy, Illinois is the only shelter within more than 100 miles that serves both families and single men and women.

Progress on the new John Gardner Stevenson Family Emergency Shelter & Family Services Center has been completed, and as of March 22, 2013 operations are being held at the 501 Broadway building. The Grand Opening Ceremony was held on Thursday, May 30 at 4:00pm. Video of the dedication ceremony can be found here. The new building is located diagonally from the Kroc Center, making it much easier to coordinate programs once held several miles away from each other. It can house up to 16 people with rooms dedicated to single men & women as well as families. Our Family Services and Food Pantry are also located there.

What would you consider a priority for your family?
Would you put food at the top of the list? Or perhaps a roof over your head, utilities, prescriptions, or something else? For many people, through no fault of their own, these questions have become something to lay awake at night and worry about.

For most of us, the thought of coming to The Salvation Army for assistance would be unimaginable, but for a growing number of families it is a part of survival. Some who felt they had everything six months ago now realize they have very little to support themselves after a job loss.

That’s where The Salvation Army steps in to help. Through your generosity, we have been able to help families throughout our region answer these questions in this unforgiving economy.

According to the terms of Joan Kroc’s designated bequest, No Kroc dollars may be used for direct service to clients, such as food, clothing, shelter, etc. or for the building of transitional housing or emergency shelters.

IMG_9832Program Mission
The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter and Family Services programs strive to bring about positive changes to individuals and families who are homeless or are in need of basic necessities.

Applying the gospel of Jesus Christ, physical and spiritual needs are met without discrimination. Guidance and support is given to assist those we serve to lead self-sufficient lives, which in turn will strengthen family and community.

What we are doing
To help prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless, Family Services offers daily breadline, transportation, furniture, clothing, food pantry, rent and utility assistance, prescription assistance and more.

For those who are homeless, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter, provides crisis intervention by offering temporary housing to families and single men and women. Assistance is provided to help shelter residents find and retain employment and locate affordable housing.

Both programs provide life skills classes, case management, Christian counseling and referrals to other agencies who might further assist in meeting the clients’ needs.