The Salvation Army announced plans for the construction of a new Thrift Store Wednesday in a press conference.
The organization has purchased property between 4th and 5th Streets on Broadway, according to Marketing Manager Kent Embree.
Our intention is to move the operations of our existing store from Maine Street to the new location, and it is important for the public to understand why we are building this new store, Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew Miller stated. Our Thrift Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only thrift store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing Thrift Store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need.
This development will improve efficiency and reduce costs, according to Embree, and construction of the new Thrift Store will serve to further consolidate The Salvation Army's operations in Quincy into one central campus with its epicenter at 5th and Broadway.
The Salvation Army opened its new Emergency Shelter in March of this year. Heidi Welty is the Shelter Manager.