By Melissa Robinson
Although best known for
its Christmas Kettle Campaign and bell-ringing at local stores
during the winter holiday season, the Salvation Army works to
help those in need throughout the year, and each year celebrates
National Salvation Army Week. In recognition of National
Salvation Army Week, this year held from May 13 – 17, the Henry
County Salvation Army is offering special sales at its Henry
County Service Center and Retail Store in McDonough.
The Henry County Salvation
Army held the same event last year, providing guests with
free food at the McDonough location.
Salvation Army Week is
one week set aside nationally to recognize the work performed
and services offered in the community by the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army Henry
County Service Center wants to raise awareness of it’s retail
family store and the various services they offer to the
community by holding a different special each day of Salvation
Army Week and ending the week with free hot dogs, chips and
drinks this Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The remaining sales this
week include Wednesday, buy one get one free on all clothes,
purses, belts and shoes; Thursday, buy one get one free on all
books, cds and videotapes; Friday, free hot dogs, chips and
drinks in the late afternoon, compliments of We Care Ministries
All year long, The
Salvation Army Henry County Center provides emergency food,
clothing, rent and utility assistance, counseling, and other
resources to individuals and families facing a financial crisis.
Last year, The Salvation Army Henry County Service Center
Henry County children in need with toys and clothing
for Christmas and gave seniors in area nursing homes gift bags,
through the generous support of the community.
Doug McClure, Director of
the Henry County Unit of the Salvation Army, said he hopes to
see members of the community come out to the Salvation Army
Store and see what great deals can be had, as well as fellowship
with local volunteers and enjoy a complimentary snack.
“Our store really has
something for everyone and not only do we have great prices, but
it supports our mission,” said McClure. “We want to make the
community aware that we are here and have many services to
The Salvation Army Henry County Service
Center is located at located at 401 Racetrack Road in McDonough.
Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5