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Monday, March 26, 2012

Talk away

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM

How about an open line?

But first, a parting note:

*The Salvation Army Thrift Store, at the corner of 65th and Geyer Springs, is closing its doors on March 31. release on the jump.

Little Rock, Arkansas (Thursday, March 22, 2012) – After serving the Little Rock community for more than four decades, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, at the corner of 65th and Geyer Springs, is closing its doors at the close of business on March 31. The Salvation Army is hoping the closing of the Thrift Store is only temporary and until a new location can be found.

The current location is in an area that has become more industrial over the past several years and now attracts fewer shoppers. The building is also in severe disrepair. Unfortunately, to date, The Salvation Army has been unable to find an acceptable location in which they can relocate.

"We are very disappointed to close the store,” said Major James Taylor, Central Arkansas Area Commander for The Salvation Army. “This store provides a valuable service to those in need in our community and the bottom line is that those needs aren’t going to go away.”

The Salvation Army has used the store’s donations as a source of assistance for people in need, in addition to providing items for an economical price for those families needing to stretch their dollar.

“We will continue to serve the community with free clothing through community collaborations,” states Taylor. “Goodwill Industries of Arkansas has agreed to partner with The Salvation Army during this transition, as we search for a new location so we can still provide clients with clothing.” Through this partnership, people in need will continue to work through The Salvation Army and can be referred to Goodwill stores for assistance with clothing needs.

“Our hope is to find an appropriate location soon for a new Thrift Store and reopen,” said Taylor.

The store closes at the end of business on March 31.

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