Henning Salvation Army store moves [UPDATED]Published 10:53am Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Updated 12:20pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Residents in Henning and the surrounding area will soon see a bigger Salvation Army Thrift Store. Not only will it allow for more inventory, it will also provide a variety of services that will benefit those who need a little extra help.
The thrift store will only move about a block down the street, but the new building will provide more than twice the floor space.
The added space will allow for a part time social service director, who will help set up various social services for the community.
Some of the new services to be provided include gas vouchers, clothing/furnature/household item vouchers, rental assistance and prescription assistance.
The thrift store in Henning is part of the Fergus Falls Salvation Army Command, and Lt. Linda McCormick said work on the thrift store’s future home is coming along well.
“I think once people see this, Henning will see more people coming from other smaller towns to come and shop,” McCormick said. “The social services will bring in more people from outlying towns.”
With gas prices so expensive, it isn’t worth it for residents on the east side of the county to come to Fergus Falls to get assistance. Many people will be able to benefit from the services offered in Henning, and it will bring more traffic and business to the town, McCormick said.
The new store will be beneficial in other ways as well. The current thrift store building is being rented, and the new building has been purchased, so all improvements will add to the value of the property. The larger floor space will also allow for the store to carry furniture.
The new store is expected to be open sometime in October. Operations will close down for a week to allow for inventory to be moved.