Salvation Army to have one-day special sale

Published 8:56 pm Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The local Salvation Army is holding a one-day sale of camouflage as well as Alabama and Auburn attire in efforts to get more people in to the store.

Monique Brech, director of the Salvation Army, said she and her staff decided to hold the sale just before football and hunting seasons arrive.

“We picked this time because dove season is about to open up and, of course, football season is right around the corner,” Brech said. “We have a bunch of camo stuff and a lot of Alabama and Auburn stuff. We just decided that we’re going to do a sale and, hopefully, get some people in and let them see our store and maybe get some new customers.”

Brech said she wants people to know The Salvation Army is still active and providing services to the community, despite the church closing in June 2016.

Brech said the Selma location was “right sized” meaning they no longer have church services or core officers, but still provide necessary services.

“We are focusing more on social services and our thrift stores,” Brech said. “We still do our Christmas efforts. We do the Angel Tree and Red Kettle Campaign.”

Brech said the sale is to show people they are still around and to offer them a chance to see the store while purchasing items and giving back to the community.

“It’s a sale that we came up with the help get the word out in the community that, ‘Hey, we’re still here,’ and we’re trying to do a sell just to help,” Brech said.

Brech said there is also a store in Demopolis, and the two help provide services to both areas.

“They both help support all of our efforts, all of our social services,” she said. “In our thrift stores, anything that is donated there, stays in our community. The money made from the store is what helps support our social services.”

The Tide, Tiger and Camo Sale will be Friday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at 524 Broad Street.