Salvation Army thrift store celebrates grand opening

Bronx bargain hunters can now shop for deals while also giving back at the borough's brand new Salvation Army thrift store.



The 9,000-square foot family store is celebrating its grand opening at 356 East 149th St. in Melrose.



Officials say that with every purchase, whether it be clothes, furniture or electronics, proceeds go to the charity's alcohol rehabilitation program in the Bronx and Manhattan. Those services are free, and depend on shoppers and other donations.



The store replaces an older Salvation Army that had been in the community for 20 years. The organization says it will bring in 10 new jobs.



Families who need financial help buying items may also be eligible to receive vouchers for free furniture or clothing. Those will be available through the Salvation Army's community centers.



Deals at the store get even better every Wednesday, when you can buy most clothes for half off.


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