It has been just two weeks since the Salvation Army Jackson Corps' Family Store caught fire January 3rd.
Since the 1.5 million dollar loss, the nonprofit has been asking for any type of donations in order to get a temporary Family Store up and running as soon as possible.
However, they tell us that some citizens have been bringing bags of unusable, undesirable items that can actually hurt the Salvation Army more than help them.
"The Salvation Army always wants our donors to know how thankful we are for their donations," said Captain Ken Chapman. "But when people bring us things that are unusable to resale, recycle or restore, they cost The Salvation Army. We have to pay for trash disposal and labor for our staff to go through it and dispose of it. Please, understand that if it is unusable – Please do not donate it."
The Salvation Army says that they are thankful for such a huge response from the community but asks them to simply think about what can be done with the items being dropped off at donation sites.
If it is broken or simply a piece of trash that needs to be recycled or thrown away, the Salvation Army asks that you please do not donate it.
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