Springfield Salvation Army's Recycled Textiles Help Fund Its Drug & Alcohol Rehab Program



Clothing, blankets and other textiles donated to the Salvation Army could end up on a hanger in one of the agency’s thrift stores.

Or, they could wind up being compacted in a machine as recycled material which gets sold to brokers to help fund its programming.

Last year, the city-based organization recycled 2,019,294 pounds of textiles, earning $513,024 from their sale, which goes to support Salvation Army’s adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, said Maj. Darren Mudge, adult rehabilitation center administrator.

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