The Salvation Army recently announced that its Family Store, 235 Murray St., Newark, will stay open through 2018, possibly longer.
“After numerous discussions with customers, employees and community leaders, we are happy to have made the decision to stay,” said Jennifer Helpard, administrator of The Salvation Army’s Rochester Adult Rehabilitation Center. “Everyone we’ve spoken to wants us to stay put, so we are hopeful the store can continue to be a staple in the community, as it has for half a century.”
The Salvation Army Family Store on Murray Street is one of 11 in the Rochester area that funds the Adult Rehabilitation Center’s six-month program to help men who have lost everything to alcohol, drugs and other life issues. The store raises funds to support meals, lodging, counseling, work therapy and recreation activities to over 70 men.
“This is great news for our community and the communities around Newark,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said. “So many want to support the mission of The Salvation Army, both through donations of goods and by purchasing items.”
The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; donations are accepted during regular store hours.
For information, call 800-728-7825 or visit satruck.org.