Valdosta Daily Times

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June 10, 2013

Ribbon cut for new Salvation Army location

VALDOSTA — A small crowd gathered outside the new Salvation Army location on Ashley Street, eager to continue shopping for deals after a two-week soft opening.

The ribbon was officially cut for the location’s grand opening Saturday morning, but Salvation Army regulars were already waiting for the doors to open.

The new location, 1015 N. Ashley St., will increase ease of access for the charity, and is closer to the communities and the college that it most often serves, said Salvation Army Capt. Guy Nickum.

The new store is smaller than other stores, which will allow the Salvation Army to be a little more selective in the merchandise it will sell from the hub. Once an automobile dealership, the building also offers a covered driveway that will make drop-offs and donations easier in adverse weather conditions.

“We will offer a higher-quality inventory, but the same lower prices,” said Capt. Monica Nickum, Guy Nickum’s wife.

That inventory will include food, clothing for women, men and children, furniture, entertainment and assorted odds and ends like china sets and dishes. The Nickums hope to later add the food pantry and rent assistance programs to the location.

Volunteer William Martin was working in the sorting room Saturday morning, helping the organization set up the new location for the grand opening.

“I enjoy the people,” Martin said. “I enjoy seeing them smile.”

Martin has volunteered for the Salvation Army for about a year, he said. He got started because he was “looking for something to do.”

The Salvation Army held a few of its finer items for the grand opening, such as leather couches, a bedroom set and a living room set, Guy Nickum said.

“We wanted to get people’s attention,” Nickum said.

Residents may call (229) 257-0101 to make a donation, or can come by the new location to make a drop-off. All money raised by the Salvation Army goes into social services.

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