05 May 2020

May 5, 2020 - Nashua, NH – After nearly 20 years as part of the Nashua community, The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store at 300 Main St. in Nashua, NH will be closing.

The first priority of the store was to raise funds to continue offering rehabilitation programs to people in need at no-cost, but the current financial crisis, due in large part to the virus pandemic, has made supporting these programs through this store impossible.  “The decision to close the store was not made lightly,” says Lt. Swistak, who oversees The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store in Nashua “but after much review, it seems to
be the most responsible choice.”

The Salvation Army regularly reviews the financial performance of its stores, services and programs to ensure maximum efficiency, and available offerings are discontinued only when absolutely necessary. Along with expenses from increased salaries and the recent shutdown due to the pandemic, the distance from The Salvation Army’s warehouse in Saugus, MA added additional pressures. Despite closing down shop at its 300 Main St., Nashua location, The Salvation Army stresses that assistance for financial hardship and a variety of other life issues will continue to be available through their service office located on Montgomery Avenue.

The store also worked in concert with The Salvation Army’s social services office, providing clothing, furniture and household goods to families in need through a cooperative voucher system.

Now that the store is closing, The Salvation Army’s Nashua corps community center will work to fill the void.

“The Thrift Store did provide great value to many families in need,” says Captain Wayne Bink, who oversees The Salvation Army’s corps community center.  “Although the store is leaving, The Salvation Army isn’t going anywhere. We’re still absolutely committed to meeting needs by serving this community.”

The Salvation Army would like to thank the people of Nashua for their understanding during this time of transition and for all of their support since 2003.


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About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad 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 for the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.salvationarmyusa.org.