Salvation Army Thrift Stores Open Doors Friday

Stores Will Limit Numbers On Shoppers, Lock Dressing Rooms

Paul Ihander
May 27, 2020 - 4:56 pm

Photo Courtesy: Salvation Army of Southern Nevada

The Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores in southern Nevada will reopen on Friday, May 29.  Shoppers will be asked to stay 6 feet apart to maintain social distancing and wear a cloth face covering. In addition, fitting rooms will be closed, and each store will limit the number of shoppers at any given time. Staff will be on hand at each storefront to manage safe entry.

 

The reopening of the stores is an important step toward financial security for the no-fee, residential Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) that are funded by the sale of donated items in The Salvation Army’s Family Thrift Stores. The drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers have been without necessary funding for more than eight weeks.

 

Captain Ron McKinney, Las Vegas ARC Administrator for Business, said, “We are excited to reopen our family thrift stores, even at limited capacity. We know our donors and customers are anxious to support us. Their donations and purchases are essential to funding our FREE, 6-month residential rehabilitation program for men and women from all over southern Nevada and Utah. We cannot sustain our critical program services without the support of donors and customers.”

 

The three stores will reopen on Friday, May 29 and operate from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week:

  • The Salvation Army Craig Family Thrift Store at 675 Craig Road, North Las Vegas; (702) 342-9297
  • The Salvation Army Durango Family Thrift Store at 4196 S Durango Drive, Las Vegas; (702) 227-3795
  • The Salvation Army Henderson Family Thrift Store at 360 N Stephanie Street, Henderson; (702) 436-3100

 

For the safety of Salvation Army Family Thrift Store customers, donated items are held for 72 hours before being placed on the sales floor. When buying items offered in re-sale stores, best practices include:

  • Wash and dry clothing on the warmest setting appropriate for the fabric content
  • Use a disinfecting wipe with at least 70% alcohol on touch screens and other surface areas of purchased electronics
  • Disinfect furniture and other items having hard surfaces with EPA-registered household disinfectants
  • Spray upholstered furniture or other soft surfaces with EPA-registered disinfectants suitable for porous surfaces