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Salvation Army Would Like To Establish Thrift Store

November 2nd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Although the Salvation Army is busy and working 24/7 year round- without question activities increase dramatically with the start of the holiday season. Salvation Army Majors John and Dianna Blevins, Maryland natives, have served more than 30 years and this past summer were reassigned to Cumberland from Wheeling, West Virginia.  They have worked quickly to implement some new programs ahead of the holiday season, and one goal remains to establish a thrift store and a homeless shelter similar to the 35-bed facility they had in Wheeling, where they worked for seven years.  The Salvation Army has a rummage sale every Friday and a clothing giveaway on the last Friday of the month, but Major John Blevins would like to see a separate thrift store with clothes and small household items.  Another holiday highlight this year will be a community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army…


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