Salvation Army in Union City in need of support from community it helps after fire

A fire on Thursday night burned through the roof of The Salvation Army Thrift Store & Donation Center on John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2022, 11:11 AM

Updated 591 days ago

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A fire gutted the Salvation Army building in Union City Thursday night.
The building houses not only a thrift store for the community, but also funds a rehabilitation center with 85 beds.
The commander of the Eastern Territory Rehabilitation Center says that the fire will have a terrible impact, especially before the holidays.
“Folks come to us who’ve lost everything because of alcohol and drugs and homelessness and other challenges. They come to the center to find hope and support for their recovery and to recover from those issues and reenter society and reunite with their families, and so the folks that would typically be in that program are certainly majorly impacted by this,” says Lt. Col. James Betts.
No one was hurt in the fire. The cause is under investigation.
The Salvation Army is asking those who can to donate clothes, shoes, household items or money to do so. More information can be found on the Salvation Army’s website.


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