Pittsburg Salvation Army officials are asking local residents to think twice before putting used items on the curb for the citywide clean-up project.

Pittsburg Salvation Army officials are asking local residents to think twice before putting used items on the curb for the citywide clean-up project.

“Our thrift store relies upon donated items,” said Salvation Army Captain Gary Gugala. “The need is so large this year that the shelves in our thrift store are nearly bare. We’re asking people to remember the Salvation Army as they clean out their closets. It’s surprising how often people think that nobody would want their clothing, but if it’s still in great shape why not pass it on to somebody else? Your quality clothing and furniture will help families throughout the county.”

Salvation Army personnel are available to accept donations Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

“We try to make it as convenient as possible,” Gugala said. “Staff is available to take in items during normal store hours and we’ll even help you unload. We’ll place them (donations) in our thrift store and use the proceeds to help provide services to needy families in our community.”

To learn more or to donate items to the Salvation Army please contact Captain Gary or Deborah Gugala at 620.231.0415.