Washington Salvation Army store back open following damage from Hurricane Florence

WASHINGTON NC, (WITN) The Salvation Army store in Washington held a ribbon cutting Friday celebrating its re-opening after it had to close its doors for remodeling due damage from Hurricane Florence.

During the storm the gutters on the building could not withstand all of the water.

The store received damage to its roof and water leaked in and destroyed the carpet.

The Salvation Army is a store where people can bring clothing donations and the store sells them back to the community for a low price.

Money raised goes to the Salvation Army social services department and toward emergency lodging, paying light bills and providing food boxes to people who need help.

Damage estimates to the Salvation Army store were about $21,000. The store closed for almost two weeks during the remodel.