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The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Command Closing Portland Metro Area Thrift Stores

Across the Portland Metro Area, Salvation Army Thrift Stores will close Aug. 27, 2021

PORTLAND, Oregon (July 21, 2021) – The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Command (ARCC) will close four Portland Metro Area thrift stores effective Aug. 27. The final day of sales at these locations will be Aug. 14, 2021, except the Milwaukie store, which will be vacated by July 30. The thrift stores funded the Portland Adult Rehabilitation Center until it closed in 2019. The early termination of the remaining leases will be negotiated through a third-party.


The Salvation Army Thrift Store and Donation Centers affected are:
• 2990 NE Hogan Dr., Gresham, OR 97030
• 1440 SE 21st Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123
• 10900 SE Oak St., Milwaukie, OR 97222
• 11847 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard, OR 97223


The 89 Salvation Army employees at the Portland hub were notified on July 21, 2021.

Severance package and outplacement services will be offered to employees who do not find other jobs at Salvation Army programs.


"The decision to close a store is based on fiscal responsibility. If a store is not profitable, it takes funding away from our services," Major Henry Graciani, Commander for The Salvation Army USA Western Territory ARCC, said. "We are shifting our focus from Thrift Store operations to providing additional services to the greater Portland community. In particular, we are considering sober living, workforce development, and other programs that we believe will enhance the services from The Salvation Army to the Portland community.”


The last day Portland Metro Area ARCC-affiliated thrift stores will be accepting donations is July 23rd.

We recommend the following community service organizations for new or gently used donations:
• Red, White and Blue Thrift Store, 19239 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Gladstone, OR 97027
• Teen Challenge Thrift Store, 5050 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, OR 97266
• William Temple House Thrift Store, 2230 NW Glisan St., Portland, OR 9721
• Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store, 11611 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard, OR 97223


The following Salvation Army Thrift Stores will remain open and ready to serve the public:
• 2505 Broadway St., Baker City, OR 97814
• 306 S 2nd St., Coos Bay, OR 97420
• 1377 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass, OR 97257
• 922 N Central Ave., Medford, OR 97501
• 1805 SW Court Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801
• 3030 NE Stephens St., Roseburg, OR 97470
• 623 E 3rd St., The Dalles, OR 97058
• 642 Lancaster Dr. NE, Salem, OR 97301

The Salvation Army in the Portland Metro Area will continue serving those in need after the closure of the ARCC- affiliated thrift stores. Our local services continue to be funded by donations from the community. Last year over 90,000 people were served in the Portland Metro area. Families received food assistance at local drive-through food pantry programs. Veterans and their children found transitional housing at the Veterans and Family Center. Women experiencing domestic violence found safe housing at our West Women’s and Children’s Shelter. The Salvation Army

Female Emergency Shelter served people in need of food, shelter and hospitality services. Seniors found affordable, low-income housing at the Portland Silvercrest Residence. If you would like to support the work of The Salvation Army, you can donate online at portland.salvationarmy.org. Your money stays in your community to help others.

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About The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 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. 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, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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