BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – The Salvation Army of Beckley announced Saturday that it is suspending operations at their Family Store located at 600 S. Fayette Street in Beckley.
“The decision to close the store was not made lightly but after much review, it seems to be the most responsible choice. Over the past year, sales have been declining to the point where it can no longer afford to stay open,” said Major Ronald Mott with The Salvation Army of Beckley.
The Salvation Army Family Store in Beckley has struggled to overcome significant obstacles in recent years with the store operations. The further impact as a result of the COVID pandemic meant the store was unable to reach enough sales levels to cover daily operating expenses and meet funding objectives for the corps to provide essential programs and services in the community.
While the store will suspend operations, it will not impact services provided to those in need, especially at this critical time as The Salvation Army responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Salvation Army is committed to meeting the needs of families and individuals in Raleigh, Wyoming, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Webster, and Pocahontas Counties.
While The Salvation Army Family Store in Beckley will no longer accept donations of clothing or household goods and furniture at the Family Store, donations of non-perishable food are always welcome at the Corps location, 312 S. Fayette Street in Beckley.
For more information about the programs and services available at The Salvation Army, or to donate to help The Salvation Army in the community, call 304-253-9541 or visit salvationarmypotomac.org/beckley/.
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good for 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.