Salvation Army store

Shown is the sign and building where the Salvation Army store is located on Court Street in Appomattox. It will close on Aug. 24.

The Salvation Army store in Appomattox will close Aug. 24 after nearly two decades of service.

“We were having a hard time keeping a profit there so that we can, well, at least break even,” said Capt. Trey Jones, who is over The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg. “It was costing us some money to keep it open.”

He said that the organization tried to look for another location to move the store to because it wasn’t in the best of locations. They also tried to figure out ways to improve the sales so that they could keep it open, “but it was becoming a bit of a drain there.”

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