BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – There is a new way for Mahoning Valley shoppers to save money while also helping out a good cause.
The Salvation Army opened a new store in Boardman on Friday. The nearly 12,000-square foot store on Boardman Canfield Road offers everything from clothing and toys to household items and electronics.All of the proceeds go to the Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center in Akron.
“This rehabilitation program supports the men who are facing life challenges through alcoholism, drug addiction, homelessness, legal issues and various other life issues,” Salvation Army administrator Bayode Agbaje said.
Customer John Mcpherom said he was pleased to see the former furniture store put to good use.
“It is great to be able to come to a place that the donations are coming from good people and the money is being used wisely that goes through the registers,” he said.
Agbaje said the Salvation Army is excited to be able to give people from Mahoning County support with the store’s proceeds.
“It helps to transform lives and we are so excited about the lives that are going to be touched and changed,” he said.
The new store also brings 12 new jobs to the area. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.