CASPER, Wyo. — The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Casper will be closing at the end of September because the organization “can no longer successfully sustain this program.”
The Salvation Army says the store will be offering close out discounts throughout the month of September, with the store set to close on September 30.
The store will be closed indefinitely and the Salvation Army says that a future use of the facility has yet to be determined. It is located at 1230 East Yellowstone Highway in Casper.
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Other Salvation Army services and programs offered at the Corps Community Center located at 625 South Jefferson St. and the Hope Center located at 441 South Center St. will continue.
“The Salvation Army has served the Casper community for many years and will continue to do so for years to come,” the Salvation Army said. “Suspending the thrift store will allow The Salvation Army to reinvest its time and resources into the community through other programs and services.”
“The Casper Corps currently serves more than 260 families a week through programs like the food pantry and WYStepUp program. The WYStepUP program helps unaccompanied/single women coming out of prison or at risk of going back to prison find adequate employment, that can provide affordable safe housing. The Casper Corps expects the number of programs like this to increase with more time to focus on social services.”
Salvation Army Casper Corps Officer Major Simeroth added: “We are grateful to the community for their support, and we will continue to fulfill our mission of meeting human needs without discrimination. We look forward to seeing how we can be more effective in the community and what services we might be able to enhance for our neighbors going forward.”
For more information about The Salvation Army in Casper, people can visit Casper.salvationarmy.org.