Kurt Parsons

Today begins National Salvation Army Week and locally the Salvation Army is inviting the community to "Customer Appreciation Days" at their area Family Stores.

Quincy’s location will hold its celebration tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14.  Customer Appreciation Day at The Family Store in Hannibal will be this Thursday, May 16. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, and desserts will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each store.

In addition to a customer appreciation luncheon, each store will be giving away a $20 gift card the day of the event with no purchase necessary.  Participants do not need to present at the time of the drawing.

The Salvation Army Family Stores offer clothing, household furnishings, and a variety of other items at affordable prices.  Money raised from the sale of items helps provide funding for social service programs.

In Quincy and Hannibal, the Salvation Army helps people with several different services including rent and mortgage payment assistance, grocery assistance through the food pantry, support to purchase prescription medicine, and assistance with energy bills. Each year, more than 14,630 area people receive support, thanks to generous donors, volunteers, and corporate partners.

For more information about The Family Stores in Quincy and Hannibal, go to salvationarmyquincy.org.