The Salvation Army In Need of Gently Used Furniture 24/01/2012
KNOXVILLE, TENN. - January 24, 2012 - The Salvation Army's Knoxville Area Command is in desperate need of gently used furniture. The Command is at an all-time low in furniture donations which help clients in its Emergency Assistance program. Furniture is also sold in all six of the Knoxville-area Family stores which directly support the Command's various programs and services.
"Furniture is a very popular item in our Family Stores," said Area Commander, Major Don Vick. "It's a big ticket item that when purchased, is an instant financial boost to our mission. It's also used to help clients who are in need of emergency assistance after fires, flooding or other disasters at home," added Vick.
The short supply of furniture is just another direct effect a down economy has on The Salvation Army. "We're still facing a time of uncertainty. People are still being very cautious with their money and that means they are holding onto the things they have as long as possible," Vick mentioned.
Donations may be made at any Salvation Army Thrift Store location during regular store hours. All stores are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Additionally, donations can be made at the West Knoxville Donation Center located in the parking lot of the new Knoxville Wholesale Furniture Outlet on Kingston Pike near West Town Mall. For more information or to schedule a pickup, call (865) 524-1329 or visit SalvationArmyKnoxville.org. Personnel from The Salvation Army will be on hand in all locations to provide receipts for all donations. All donations are tax deductible.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.