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Salvation Army prepares to enter holiday season amidst thrift store struggles

 

November 11, 2021

Salvation Army Major, Loni Upshaw

With the holiday season coming up many people look to help the Salvation Army by either donating food and clothing or volunteering their time, but some recent challenges are affecting the charitable organization's operations according to Salvation Army Major Loni Upshaw.

Bags of donations are sometimes being dropped off in front of the Salvation Army's thrift store after hours, leading to items intended to be donated being stolen or ruined by the weather.

"We've been dealing with the stealers, and I know it's considered petty, they're stealing used stuff, but they've done other damages," Up...



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