Due to a lack of profit, the Salvation Army Thrift Store in east Vancouver will close its doors Saturday, according to a Monday news release.
The store, at 11808 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., will continue accepting donations until March 26. Employees who do not find positions at other Salvation Army locations will receive severance pay based on years of service. They will also get outplacement service to help find new jobs, according to the press release.
The decision was prompted by the store’s finances, Salvation Army Divisional Commander Major Nancy Dihle said in a statement.
“The purpose of our thrift stores is to provide funding for our Salvation Army services,” Dihle said. “If a store is not profitable, it doesn’t provide the money needed for services in the community. When a store loses money, it takes funding away from our services of meeting basic needs.”
The Salvation Army Community Center at 1500 N.E. 112th Ave. in Vancouver will remain open and continue to provide services to local families.