900 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL | Directions 3220430.330027 -81.669292
Neighborhoods: Urban Core, LaVilla
They only want you money........don't give to these people!!! find a real christian charity that actually cares about people and wants to help!!!!
As a fan of thrift stores I must say that the Salvation Army is not a true thrift store. If buying scummy shoes for 10 bucks, or buying old, cheap junky furniture for 100 bucks is your thing then you will love it. Everything from bikes to LPs are way overpriced. Goodwill isn't much better lately either as they are silly in pricing stuff but at least Goodwill stocks nicer items for less. I leave SA feeling grimey because they are kind of grimey.
Very disappointed and upset with this shelter – I am a current resident @ The Red Shield Lodge shelter on 900 West Adams street. The staff treats you with no respect. Everyday you come in they do or say things to discourage you. Their only concern is money. They take donations, but none of it goes back into the homeless problem. They tell you you have to have a job by a certain date, as if you can make someone hire you, and if you don't have the job they put you out immediately with little or no notice. My family of 6 including myself have been there for about 3 months. We came here from Ohio to get our life back together after losing jobs , and losing our house. Which my husband has found a job, but I haven't yet. They told us we have to leave by noon tomorrow with 4 kids and no where to go. Also, they have a serious problem with rodents. We sleep every night with rodents making noises under the bed and in the bathroom. I addressed the problem to them and they didn't bother to correct it. So I had to spend my own money to buy traps, which I caught 4 rodents, and then they had a nerve to tell me I had to dispose of it myself. That was the last straw. My whole family has been nothing but miserable there, but we weren't quite ready to leave because we were in the process of looking for a place to move, but haven't found one yet. I have never witnessed such rudeness, uncaring, unsympathetic people in my life. Especially working at a public shelter. I was once in the working world and had our lives together until now. So I or my family don't deserve this type of treatment from anyone. I would never recommend anyone going there if they are trying to get on their feet. Also, they don't even offer you clothing donations for the kids. You have to buy everything. The only thing they give you is 3 meals a day.
Stocked exclusively with donated goods, thrift store contributes all earnings to Bible-based rehab programs throughout the world. – In Short
The Salvation Army is an evangelical Christian organization that devotes billions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours each year to disaster relief, social services and other charitable causes worldwide. With proceeds going directly to adult rehabilitation centers, the Army's many thrift stores play an important role in furthering the organization's mission. Patrons of the stores pick through a diverse selection of moderately worn clothing, as well as second-hand furniture, electronics, books and toys at bargain prices.
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