Spruce Up For Spring with the Salvation Army
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Spring has arrived, which means it’s time for spring cleaning! Get rid of unwanted items easily by calling 1-800 SATRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to arrange for The Salvation Army to pick them up.
What’s no longer useful to you may be just what a thrift store bargain-shopper falls in love with, or may be exactly what a family needs but can’t afford to buy in a department store. No matter who buys them, donations to the local Salvation Army Family Stores (purveyors of fine used goods) will also help men on their way to overcoming drug or alcohol addiction.
“We need donations of every kind,” said Jack Katzman, president of San Bernardino’s Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center advisory board. “We receive no other funds, and these days, donations are at an all-time low.”
“You can donate cars, trucks, boats, clothing, toys, furniture, appliances and even property,” Katzman said.
The Salvation Army will send a truck to pick up donations from most addresses. The donations can be small or large, provided they will fit into the delivery trucks. Donors also can bring small items to any of The Salvation Army’s Family Stores, or larger items, such as cars, to the Adult Rehabilitation Center warehouse, which has a location in San Bernardino at 363 S. Doolittle Road.
San Bernardino’s Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center operates seven Family Stores, which are located in San Bernardino (one on E Street, another on Highland Avenue,) Pomona, Fontana, Redlands, Hesperia and Victorville.
The Family Stores raise almost all of the program’s revenue and teach the treatment center’s residents new job skills, thus helping them become more productive members of society after they complete the program. The beneficiaries learn the value of working hard, cooperating with others and having goals.
About the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
The Adult Rehabilitation Center is a six-month program, combining treatment and work therapy for men who wish to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. These men attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings, receive one-on-one and group counseling, and learn about stress management, anger management, parenting and overcoming addiction. They also participate in recreational activities they can continue after their treatment as part of a sober lifestyle.
Men in San Bernardino County or Pomona Valley who are seeking help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction should call the Adult Rehabilitation Center in San Bernardino at (909) 889-9605. The Salvation Army offers a similar program for men in Riverside County; for more information about that program, call (951) 940-5790.
Women can learn about Adult Rehabilitation Centers for them by calling the center in Anaheim at (714) 758-0414, or the center in San Diego at (619) 239-4037.
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. One of the largest charitable and international service organizations in the world, The Salvation Army has been in existence since 1865 and in San Bernardino since 1887, supporting those in need without discrimination. To donate, call 1-800 SATRUCK.