Released 24 January 2012
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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
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
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
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
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
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