The Family Store, located at 601 51st. Street in Galveston has closed until further notice.
The store reopened in June after closing for the pandemic with limited hours and staff but never raised enough to contribute to the programs of The Salvation Army.
“The store exists to raise funds for services provided to the community,” said Major Nathanael Doria.
“To break even does not help. Each month that ended in the red takes away from money that we need to help the poor.”
As a result, the Family Store is not able to accept donations of clothing, furniture or housewares at this time.
The local Advisory Board is forming a committee to study the situation and the market to determine if reopening in Galveston can be a viable source of revenue for the operation of the Center of Hope, the largest homeless shelter in the county. The Center of Hope provides shelter, food and case management to those seeking to escape homelessness.
Those interested in participating on this committee should contact Holly McDonald at 409-939-9013 or
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