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Salvation Army temporarily closes pickup service, thrift store

Posted: 4:11 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 16:11:59-04
Elyria Salvation Army in need of bell ringers

CLEVELAND — The Salvation Army's pickup service and local thrift shop on Euclid Avenue are temporarily closing due to Gov. Mike DeWine's stay-at-home order.

“Our concern is that drop box locations will overflow, leaving items out in the elements to be ruined, which would cause a large sanitation issue,” said Major Van Wirth, Administration for Business of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilation Center in Cleveland.

It is unknown how long the locations will be closed.

A representative for The Salvation Army said monetary donations are the best way to support the non-profit's relief efforts. These can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting salvationarmyohio.org.

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