National Salvation Army Week, May 10-16, 2021
Dallas, Texas (May 10, 2021) – Did you know you can donate your gently used clothing, furniture, appliances, and household items to The Salvation Army? Your donations can make an impact in someone else’s life.
The Salvation Army in Texas is excited to celebrate National Salvation Army Week, May 10-16, 2021. Since 1889, The Salvation Army has faithfully and consistently worked to help those in need, 365 days a year, providing assistance to individuals and families who find themselves in crisis, shelter to those experiencing homelessness, food and meals to the hungry, and much more.
The Salvation Army Family stores help the community in a couple of very important ways. When you donate goods, you’re helping to provide items that are sold to the community or given to those in great need. When you shop for items at our stores, not only are you getting a great deal, but you’re directly funding the life-restoring programs that exist at The Salvation Army. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of donated items at the store support the year-round work and ministry of The Salvation Army in the local community.
“We’re always in need of donations for our Family Store. It’s great to clear out your closet or garage and know your items are helping someone in need. Donations are tax deductible – and we’ll even come and pick up them up!” said Lt. Colonel Ronnie Raymer, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in Texas. “As well as providing great value items for people to buy, the proceeds from the store support all of the programs at The Salvation Army. Your donations of clothing and furniture help provide shelter for someone experiencing homelessness, give a hot meal to someone who is hungry, and help provide financial assistance to families in crisis.”
When you bring a bag of clothes or a box of gently used items to your local Family Store, The Salvation Army processes the items, sorting and sizing, and adds them to our inventory. New items are added every week so there’s always something fresh. The items that you donate are added to our shelves and clothing racks. “Our stores are frequented by so many different people. Some are looking for their own unique fashion sense, some are looking for a deal, and some are there because they have no where else to go and can’t afford department store prices,” said Raymer. “Whether you donate or shop at our family stores, you’re making a real impact in your community.”
Many Salvation Army Family Stores are hosting special sales in observance of National Salvation Army Week. Check with your local store for details.
In major cities, proceeds of sales at The Salvation Army Family Stores support the Adult Rehabilitation Centers, the nation’s largest free drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Center programs have offered spiritual, emotional, and social assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Our no-cost programs provide housing, food, counseling, community, and employment as we work to treat the symptoms, and ultimately the root causes, of prolonged alcohol and drug dependence.
For more information or to schedule a donation pick up, visit us online at www.satruck.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org