May 27, 2020 | by Lessa Peter

Salvation Army Family Thrift Store reopens after COVID-19 closure in March

Anchorage, AK – The Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores in Anchorage have been closed since the afternoon of March 21 due to COVID-19 mandates. The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store Dimond location is re-opening in Anchorage on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at noon. All thrift store customers will be required to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.

The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store and Donation Center on Dimond is located at 500 E. Dimond Blvd., Suite 2, in Anchorage. The store and donation center will be open Wednesday – Saturday from 12 - 6 PM daily.

“We are thrilled to re-open our Dimond thrift store location to the community in a safe manner and get our employees back to work,” said Salvation Army Regional Retail Manager Oscar Shaw. “Our stores which help fund The Salvation Army’s social service programs in Anchorage have taken a plunge in donations due to the temporary closure, but we know our customers have been anticipating our reopening and we look forward to opening up fully stocked.”

“The Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores in our state depend on sales to help fund numerous social service programs throughout Alaska,” said Major John Brackenbury, The Salvation Army Alaska Divisional Commander. “From providing after-school care in a safe environment for children to serving meals to vulnerability seniors, we are thankful to our loyal customers and those who choose to donate their gently used goods to our family thrift stores.”

The Northern Lights location in Anchorage remains closed until further notice. Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores located in other communities throughout Alaska will re-open as determined by local Corps Officers. To find out whether your local Salvation Army Family Thrift Store is open or opening soon, contact your local Salvation Army Corp Community Center. Contact information can be found at

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps nearly 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. The Salvation Army has been caring for mind, body, spirit and soul of individuals, children and families in Alaska since 1898. In 2019, The Salvation Army served 150,823 meals, provided 40,159 volunteer hours, 23,939 toys and gifts and more than 16,066 clothing items helping more than 55,000 Alaskans. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, please visit Follow us on Facebook: @SalvationArmyAK and #DoingTheMostGood


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