January 2018 ~ Newsletter
How Your Purchases At Our Family Stores Help Others
   The Salvation Army is well-known for our family stores , which offer gently-used items at a fraction of their original cost. While most can say  why they shop at our stores – often referencing the low prices of our inventory – we are often asked how we use the money made from purchases.

    In a nutshell, purchases made at our stores provide others with an opportunity to improve their lives, but there is so much more to it than that.

Healing broken lives
   In the West Michigan area, materials that are donated by community members are collected and sorted before being distributed to our eight family stores. Once an item is sold, the income from that sale will go to support the adult rehabilitation center located in Grand Rapids.
Meeting basic needs
   In West Michigan and Northern Indiana , we serve as basic needs programs to the local communities. Even better, Salvation Army Stores help support those in times of need and help people who go from homelessness to a new home. Through our voucher program, individuals and families can get new clothing, household goods and furniture – all at no cost to them . (read more)

Thought of the Month:
You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. Act 1:8

If there ever was a group who should have been able to live a consistent Christian life by just doing their best, it was the apostles. Think of all their advantages. they had been trained by the Master. They had seen lame men walk, blind men see, and the dead rise... They had even performed miracles themselves!.. Yet in their last encounter with the Savior, He let them know that they were still missing something... They would need more than their human spirit to carry them... They needed the Holy Spirit.
~Charles F. Staney
Upcoming Sales:
January 1, 2018 ~New Years Sale~ All Stores
January 15, 2018 ~Martin Luther King Sale~ All Stores
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To schedule a Pick call 1-888-868-9305 or online at satruck.org
The Salvation Army Family Stores of West Michigan