City, province, shoppers - celebrate Sally Ann Thrift Store expansion

    What:      Salvation Army Thrift Store, Halifax Expansion - Grand Opening
    Guests:    Mayor Peter Kelly, Councillor Dawn Sloane
               Bob Kenney, Ministry of Environment & Labour
    When:      Friday, October 26th, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.
               (ribbon cutting at 8:50 a.m.)
    Where:     5280 Green Street, Halifax, N.S.
    More info: Diane Vanderhorden, 902-453-2180 or visit

    HALIFAX, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - This Friday, October 26th, The Salvation Army
will celebrate the expansion of a key Thrift Store location in the metro
Halifax area.
    Surrounded by two major universities, "... Green Street supports our
mission well. As proceeds help support over 200 social programs, it made sense
to expand the store to better serve our existing customers, provide more
choices for young adults and families starting out, and continue our support
of government recycling initiatives", said Regional Director, Major Mike
LeBlanc. With winter only weeks away, this expansion is great news for Halifax
residents, offering great quality merchandise at very low prices.
    Joining us on Friday is Mayor Peter Kelly who explains that "The
Salvation Army Thrift store is an integral part of our community and we are
pleased to see the expanded service here at the Green Street location. The
Salvation Army is beneficial in many ways, providing an environmentally
friendly setting and offering items at affordable prices. With all proceeds
generated used to help fund a number of programs and services that assist
those who need help in our community," said Mayor Kelly. Also attending is Bob
Kenney representing Nova Scotia's Minister of the Environment and Labour, Mark
Parent. "I congratulate the Salvation Army for their ongoing efforts to assist
those in need throughout the province. Thrift Stores are also important
because they extend the life of landfills in the province through the reuse of
textiles and household items," said Mr. Parent. As poverty, the homeless and
environmental issues continue to challenge communities across Canada,
Salvation Army Thrift Stores play a meaningful role in combating these issues
with the help of the community.

    History bite: Over 125 years ago, the Household Salvage Brigade was
founded; recycling clothing, toys, and household goods to raise funds for the
charity. Today, the brigade is known as Salvation Army Thrift Stores, a 100%
registered charity supporting community programs, and diverting millions of
pounds of valuables from landfills; helping to protect our environment.

    The public is invited to shop and donate gently used goods at the
opening. For alternate clothing donation locations contact Diane Vanderhorden,
902-453-2180 or visit To make cash donations visit

                       RESPECTING LIFE, LAND, AND SOUL

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For further information: Diane Vanderhorden, (902) 453-2180 or visit

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