Salvation Army no longer operating Vanderhoof thrift store

Nechako Valley Secondary School taking over management of store

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The Salvation Army logo

The Salvation Army will no longer run its thrift store in Vanderhoof, instead, Nechako Valley Secondary School (NVSS) has assumed management of the store.

For the past couple of weeks, Salvation Army in Vanderhoof didn’t have their doors open, and no formal reason was available. In a news release on Dec. 2, officials thanked residents for their patience and said they have decided to conclude operations at the thrift store.

NVSS Principal and Vanderhoof Coun. Ken Young said,” When we learned that The Salvation Army was looking for a local charity to assume management of the Thrift Store, we recognized at once the opportunity for our school and the community.”

Under Young’s leadership, the high school recognizes the benefit of the store for the community, for recycling, and for the students at NVSS.

The thrift store will reopen Friday, Dec. 3 and donation drop-offs will also resume.

“Over the course of the next couple of months, signs and labels will change, but the same great thrift store experience will continue to serve Vanderhoof and area into the future,” stated the news release.

Aman Parhar
Editor – Vanderhoof Omineca Express, Caledonia Courier

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