The Hopkinsville Salvation Army announced that they will be closing the doors on their thrift store on March 8, in a news release on Friday.
According to the news release the closure is occurring as a result of operational challenges and declining sales in recent years. However, the news release shares that the closure will allow for the nonprofit to redirect its efforts to more impactful initiatives.
Salvation Army Lieutenant, Lindsey Galabeas says they plan to repurpose the store space to better meet the evolving needs of the community which includes establishing a clothing closet where those in need can access gently used clothing items.
Despite the thrift shop’s closure, none of the Salvation Army’s other duties are set to be affected.
Until the thrift shop closes in March, it will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11:00am to 4:00pm and in the days leading to the closure the store will have a ‘going out of business’ sale to liquidate items currently in stock.
As they plan to have a clothing closet for those in need, the Salvation Army is still accepting clothing donations as well as non-perishable food items at their facility at 313 East 7th Street, Monday through Friday, between 9:00am and 4:00pm.