(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
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
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 www.salvationarmyusa.org.