You have probably seen a Salvation Army Family Store in your area or have maybe even shopped at one; but did you know the good you are doing when you shop with us?
Sales from The Salvation Army Family Stores support our Adult Rehabilitation Center. The Rehabilitation Center provides spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.
Each center offers residential housing, work, group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life. Anytime you shop or donate to our Family Stores, you are helping someone have a new start to their life.
Clayton is one of our amazing True Stories of Recovery. His story was featured at The Salvation Army’s 2015 Doing The Most Good Luncheon. Read his story here:
“I was completely broken. No hope, despair, you name it. I was fighting a long term drug addiction of alcohol, opiates and crack cocaine …. I basically lost everything. I lost the place I was staying … my job and my car, and the mother of my child left me.”
Clayton was homeless and living out of a crack house when he heard about the Salvation Army. Clayton knew the Salvation Army as the folks who “stand out front of Walmart and ring bells at Christmas time.” He soon learned that The Salvation Army does that and so much more.
When Clayton first walked into our Adult Rehabilitation Center, he met a young man who would become his bible study partner. What began as the two of them quickly grew into a weekly small group of men studying the word … and reading the Purpose Driven Life.
For Clayton, God’s word made the difference.
Clayton has been living at the ARC for 16 months. He is actively involved in a local church and works for the Salvation Army. He hopes to soon be reunited full time with his wife and daughter.
Through the program Clayton says he has “learned how to be a father, to commit to things, to be a man of my word. I get to be the father that my father never was.”
He says, “I’d like to give back that hope that was given to me … when I see people on the street corner I can tell them I know what they’re going through and there is a place that can help.”
How can you help? Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825) to make a donation today. Or visit anyone of our four Austin locations to donate or shop:
4216 S. Congress Avenue, 78745
8801 B Research Boulevard, 78758
601 W. Louis Henna Boulevard, Round Rock, 78728
13530 N Hwy 183, 78750
Store Hours are M-T-Th-F 10-7 and Wed. & Sat. 10-8
*Click here for more information on our Rehabilitation Program and to read more True Stories of Recovery: http://satruck.org/national-rehabilitation