The Canton location of the Salvation Army, with its familiar thrift store at 121 Waleska St., had been a staple of the Sandy Hook Shopping Center since 2007. After being given notice to vacate that location in August of last year, the organization is still on the hunt for a new location.

The Salvation Army officially vacated its Sandy Hook Shopping Center location beside the Etowah River on Jan. 26 with nowhere yet lined up to call home.

Director Shannon Coats said the non-profit social service organization has been working to find a new location for a while, but nothing has been the right fit. Luckily, Coats said, they have identified a great option and hope to be able to announce a new location soon.

In the meantime, she said, if you need donations picked up you can call the Salvation Army Pickup truck service at 404-522-9783.

The Salvation Army describes itself as, “an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”

The Salvation Army seeks to assess the needs of a community, provide helpful programs to meet those needs then invest in the community in as many ways as they can. For example they work to: fight human trafficking, empower the arts, assist the unemployed, cure hunger and equip families.

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