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Salvation Army opens second Lubbock thrift store

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

By Ben Lawson  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Salvation Army hopes a new store will boost thrift operations, allowing them to better serve the community.  Captain Mike Morton with the Salvation Army tells us they've had a soft opening at their new store at 11th Street and Slide Road.  Doors opened on March 25th, basically to work all the kinks out.

Friday, is their grand opening, and Morton hopes the new location will help the Salvation Army with their main programs of sheltering, feeding, and disaster relief. "I've come from an area somewhat experienced with thrift where we relied on it. It was our bread and butter; we would have died without it. We're no where near that stage here, but we're hoping to increase our services, and I can see down the road the officer could say we couldn't survive without the thrift, because it is going to be a integral part of our service and what we offer here," Morton said. 

Morton explained to us that thrift has three main goals. One is to provide folks with inexpensive, quality clothing.  The second is to give those in need quality clothing at no cost, and the third is to use the proceeds on other programs in the community. "Thrift has been run, because of the first two needs, at a loss here in Lubbock for about the last 15-years. So, we're hoping to make it a sustainable ministry earning its own income and put a little back into it to fund other programs," Morton said. 

Morton says their first store on 14th Street and Avenue J will also remain open. Donation will be taken at both stores, and crews will pick-up larger donations at your home. You can schedule that by calling (806) 741-1325.

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