Salvation Army To Close Walker Road Thrift Store
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he Salvation Army is closing its Thrift Store located at 1720 Walker Road.
“This decision has been an incredibly difficult one for The Salvation Army Thrift Store as we greatly value the work and dedication of our employees and recognize the role our store has played in the Windsor community,” said Ted Troughton, Managing Director, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Canada. “After significant assessment of our operations and alternative options, we came to the unfortunate realization that it is no longer financially viable for us to continue operating this store. We want to thank our 19 employees affected by this decision, as well as the Windsor community, for all of their support over the years.”
The Windsor Thrift Store will be winding down operations over the coming weeks, with final closure effective as of 6pm, Saturday September 1st, 2018.
Even after the store closes, the Salvation Army says that programs and services including the local Food Bank, Life Enrichment Programs, Community Meals, Christmas toys and food assistance, Emergency Shelter, Housing, Spiritual Care and Emergency Disaster Assistance will continue.
The Essex Thrift Store at 15 Talbot Street North will also remain open.
“The Salvation Army is proud of our long-standing presence in the Windsor community, and want to reassure residents that we will continue to serve and support the community locally. We welcome and encourage residents to access our various support programs as needed,” said Major Pat Phinney, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development.