July 2015

"The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hello From Division Street Store

     Hello, my name is Edith and I welcome your to visit our store on S Division St. in Grand Rapids. I have been the Store manager here for 6 years and worked for The Salvation Army since 2004. There are many things that I learned about the recovery program that The Salvation Army ARC provides, and also gained a deeper relationship with God since I start working here. At work, I enjoy working and talking with the beneficiaries, and meeting the new people that come into the store. Outside of work, I enjoy my time with family, scrap booking, making cards, and camping.


So come on in and enjoy the following savings...

Color of the week 50% off Monday through Friday, and Saturday .69 cents all day
Seniors receive 25% off on Wednesday
College students and Active Military receive 10% off
On your Birthday you receive 25% off.

Our store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9am to 8pm
Hope to see you soon!!

Beneficiaries of the Month 
Paul W.

     I was a severe alcoholic, and my addiction caused me to lose my apartment. I also ended up in jail three times and homeless. I was spending time at The Salvation Army shelter and realize I needed to get my addiction under control. That is when I decided to come to the adult rehabilitation center (ARC). I have been sober now for 4 months, and graduated from anger management. I started working on the clothing line, and now I working in the kitchen. I am enjoying working here in the kitchen and know that this will help give me experience toward a future job.

     When they announced that I was the beneficiary of the month and was shocked and excited. This was such an honor to receive this astounding award and I now know that it is possible to be the person that I want to be without alcohol. 



Ali J.

     I'm from a small tourist town with not a lot to do, so at age 16 I started to live the party life. Drinking and doing drugs.  I worked hard and partied even harder. After all, that is what it seemed everyone was doing.

     I feel that I have made in creditable progress thus far in the program, and I am still striving to reach even more goals. Some of these goals are to mend my family relationships, stay sober, and grow into a new greater self-respect. I feel like I am finally the person that I use to be, the person that everyone knew and loved. The ARC has helped me realize that my life is worth living and that I can meet my goals.

     I now can tell myself "I do not have to live that way anymore," nor do I have too. After surrendering my will and my life to my lord Jesus Christ, I am able to put my trust and faith in the Lord, and I know all things are possible.  I learned this from the work therapy program to set goals, meeting them and persevering through the tough times, because my worst day sober will always be far better than my best day using. 


We'd love for you to donate your gently used items.

Our Salvation Army truck will be at the following locations for your convenience. (9am till 4pm unless otherwise stated)

Saturday,July 11 ~           Ric's Food - Rockford, Mi.
D&W - Grand Haven, Mi.
K-Mart - Greenville, Mi.

Saturday, July 18~        Village Market - Gobles, Mi.
D&W - Grand Haven, Mi
Plumb's Food - Musckegon

Saturday, July 25~        Harding's Food - Parchment
Burger King - Saugatuck
Family Fare - Marshall (10am - 3pm)
The Salvation Army Grand Rapids ARC
1491 Division Ave. South
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Majors Roger and Cecilia Senn, Administrators
Bring this coupon to our Family Stores  in:

and receive 
25% off any regular priced items.

Valid only Monday July 27th til Friday July31st , 2015

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