Salvation Army Thrift Store suffers $80K loss after being closed for six months
VICTORIA, Texas- The Salvation Army of Victoria Thrift Store has been closed sinde March and it remains closed.
Captain Kenny Jones, the Commanding Officer of the Salvation Army of Victoria, tells Crossroads Today that the thrift store employees did not want to return to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jones says the Salvation Army is looking at an $80,000 loss at the thrift store. The Salvation Army has been paying rent on the thrift store while it has been closed.
“The Thrift Store provides a good percentage of our income that helps us to keep our shelter open, keep food on the table for our community kitchen. The whole livelihood of our corps is based on the income from the Thrift Store,” said Captain Kenny Jones, Commanding Officer, Salvation Army of Victoria.
Captain Jones tells Crossroads Today the Salvation Army of Victoria is looking to hire new thrift store employees as soon as possible, and they hope to have the thrift store back open by the first of November.