OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — The Salvation Army of Owensboro is asking people to hold off on thrift store donations while the store remains closed.
Captain Rebekah Abram says people have been dropping off donations at their South Ewing Road store, but no one is there to sort through the items.
The thrift store had to close last week after Governor Andy Beshear ordered stores that are not life essential to close.
“It’s a very big problem because we don’t have our thrift store staff here; they are off right now with the governor’s orders. The cost of the trash we have to throw away is taking money away from the help we could be giving to the community,” Abram said.
Captain Abram advises people to keep donations stored at home until they re-open.
(This story was originally published on April 1, 2020)