Provided by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Bay Communities Corps, located in Newport will close its Newport thrift store on Saturday, April 20th. Due to difficult economic times, this tough decision had to be made. The Salvation Army will continue serving Lincoln County residents with a clothes closet operated out of the church offices at 124 SE 1st Street, Newport.
The closing of the store was not an easy choice; however, it is a reality that had to be faced. The closing of the store, located at 332 SW Coast Highway will affect five employees, who will be assisted with final salaries and benefits. Store operating hours, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 9:30 AM-5 PM, will remain the same throughout the closing process, ending April 20th.
Gently used clothing for all ages, as well as blankets, sleeping bags, and good shoes, will be welcomed at The Salvation Army Store during the hours of operation. It is hoped that, in the future, The Salvation Army will be able to expand the clothes closet when the economy improves.
All other social services will not be affected, including the Christmas holiday assistance program for individuals and families that find themselves in need as well as its partnerships with other helping organizations and churches in town. Additionally, The Salvation Army Church will remain a place of worship with all of its regularly scheduled programs for children, adults, and families.