Salvation Army Secures New Clothing Donation Site

You can once again drop off your clothing donations with the Salvation Army.

The Suncor Energy Foundation is donating $40,000 to the organization to help them open a drop off-site at the old AMP building on Franklin Avenue.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and remains closed after April’s flood.

While the store is still expected to be six to eight weeks away from opening, the clothing will go towards helping anyone who needs it.

“If someone is in need they can call our community helpline at 780-743-4135 and say they need clothing and what size and through the donations that we get from our community we will put a package together so that a child, an adult or a senior in our community can get some winter clothing,” said Edna Olson-Moman, Salvation Army Executive Director.

The site will be a drive-through style with staff removing the donations from the vehicles weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’re also looking at bringing in more staff so they can accept donations on the weekends.

“We try to make a difference in the lives of people. We don’t have any type of means scale – if you tell us you’re vulnerable we take you for your word,” added Olson-Moman.

“If you tell us you’re hungry we’ll give you food, if you tell us you need warm clothing we’ll get it to you, if you tell us that you’re going to work and you don’t have work boots or the proper PPE we’ll try our hardest to help you out.”

Right now, the Salvation Army is looking to obtain fall and winter clothing.

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