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Salvation Army Re-Opens Store in Corning, NY

Released 30 April 2013

The Salvation Army: Always there when and where you need us.
(Binghamton, NY, April 30, 2013)—The Salvation Army is set to re-open its store in South Corning, NY on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The new location will have a Family Store design to vastly improve the shopping experience for its customers and 16,000 square feet of shopping space filled with bargain-priced clothing, household items, electronics, books, toys, furniture and collectables.  Budget-conscious shoppers will also appreciate the store’s even deeper “Family Day” discounts on Wednesdays.

Located at the old Jubilee/Foodmart location at the Park Avenue Plaza at 328 Park Avenue, the Family Store will open its doors at 9:00 in the morning, after a one month hiatus at the old location. Opening day shoppers will enjoy special promotions.
The new location will allow The Salvation Army to keep the 11 jobs in the area. It will also make it possible for The Salvation Army to provide better assistance for people in the community who are struggling with alcohol, drugs, homelessness and other life issues since revenues from the Family Store will support the charity’s rehabilitation center. This center will offer services free-of-charge, and sales from the Family Thrift Store will be its sole source of funding. Families in need may also receive vouchers for free furniture or clothing from the store through other Salvation Army programs.

““Our new Family Store location will offer more selection and more bargains that appeal to everyone in order to provide our customers with a better shopping experience and support our social services work,” says Captain Peggy Jennings, who oversees The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center and Family Thrift Store in the Corning area.  “We really enjoy the relationship we have with the community, and are blessed to be able to remain in the area and to contribute to the community on so many levels.  I believe the new location is a gift directly from God.  At present we are using less than half the available space, and I am excited about the prospects moving forward into the future.”

Tax receipts will be provided on-the-spot at the donation door on the right side of the building for donations received during store hours, which are Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. After-hours clothing donations can be dropped in the bins located in the parking lot. For more information, please call 607-723-5381 or 800-SA-TRUCK.

About the Empire Division
The Empire State Division of The Salvation Army covers 48 counties in upstate New York and one city in Pennsylvania (Sayre, Pa.).  Our annual Red Kettle Campaign in November and December helps our 42 community and worship centers, service areas in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and 167 volunteer driven service units raise funds that remain in each community to help those in need.


About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to


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