2016-09-01 / Letters

It’s a good time to donate clothes andother items

To the editor:

With summer ending and fall approaching are you cleaning out those old clothes and getting ready for new ones? Did your back-to-school shopping reveal a need to get rid of those gently used clothes? Do you have items that have been sitting in your house for a long time meaning to get rid of them? If the answer to any of these is yes then why not donate them to The Salvation Army and be our ally in doing the most good.

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center ministries in the United States provide an in-residence rehabilitation program with a focus on basic necessities. Each program participant receives a clean and healthy living environment, good food, work therapy, leisure time activities, group and individual counseling, spiritual direction and the resources needed to develop life skills and a personal relationship with God.

Since the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center doesn’t solicit government funding, the ministry runs solely on the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses who donate goods to be sold in the family stores (formerly known as thrift stores).

Proceeds from their sale go toward providing important services for the program participants, helping them get back on their feet and live a productive life.

Please consider making a donation today to a box near you, store or call 1-800-SA-Truck to confirm availability in your area and to schedule a pickup time. Boxes are located throughout York County Maine and can be found at the Biddeford and Saco transfer stations, Saco Transportation Center, Midtown Music, OOB Pratt Abbott and The Journal Tribune.

William “Bil” Moriarty Donation development coordinator Salvation Army

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