Moscow’s Salvation Army Store Closing

Moscow’s Salvation Army Store Closing

Based On "Fiscal Responsibility"

MOSCOW, ID – You have less than a week left to shop the Moscow Salvation Army store.  The announcement came down that the store will close for good on January 17th.  A press release from the Salvation Army says the location on S. Jackson Street will close and the employees will be laid off. The store’s one full-time employee will be laid off January 31st.

The store has been in operation by the Salvation Army for more than 10 years.  The press release says the decision is based on fiscal responsibility.  General Secretary Captain Jonathan Havey said “The primary purpose of our thrift stores is to provide funding for local Salvation Army services…If a store is not profitable, it doesn’t provide the money needed for services in the community.  In fact, when a store loses money, it takes funding away from our services.”

Even though the store is closing, the Salvation Army will continue to provide services to local families in the Moscow/Pullman area.  The group helped 458 people with utility bills, rent, groceries, and transportation.

The Salvation Army is no longer accepting donations at that location.

There’s no word yet on what will go into the building.

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