GREENSBORO - The Salvation Army of Greensboro opened its third and largest family store on Friday morning. It is located at 2100 N Elm Street across from the Brown-Gardiner pharmacy and contains a full stock of new and lightly used merchandise.
Salvation Army corps officer Major Von Dick affirmed 100 percent of the proceeds generated through the organization's three family stores remain in the local community and help stimulate funding for the Salvation Army's Center of Hope and Boys and Girls Club programming.
In August, the Salvation Army of Greensboro announced it would soon be able to accomodate hundreds more children with a new facility in the Warnersville community. But, though it received a $1 million dollar donation from an anonymous donor to purchase the facility, the group says it needs significantly more funding and is working to determine an exact fundraising goal.
At the new family store on Elm, the organization said it expects a significant turnout at the ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. News 2 received a preview of the new store, which was stocked with brand new furniture and several full racks of clothes.
Major Dick said though the group expects a large crowd Friday, it has a stocked storage closet and trucks full of supplies, which can resupply empty shelves.
But, he said the organization needs constant donations in order to keep running.
The new Salvation Army family store is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Donations can be made at any family store or at any A Cleaner World dry cleaning locations. Free pick up service is available by calling 336-273-5572.