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Salvation Army center being manned by volunteers

Local residents needing temporary help from the Salvation Army in the form of utilities assistance may have to wait until a new staff member is trained to direct the facility.

Salvation Army Captain Ryan Brown, who is in charge of the region’s service centers, said that “there is currently a transition in employment at the Gloucester Service Center” in Hayes.

He said the previous service center director left the post about two weeks ago to pursue other interests, and the center has been handled by volunteers since that time.

“We’re absolutely not closing,” Brown said. He added that the volunteers that are temporarily staffing the center are trained to direct clients’ needs to the appropriate personnel. However, he said some services, such as the utilities assistance, will not be able to be handled at the Gloucester location until a director is trained.

Also, Brown said that the Salvation Army is restructuring statewide. “We’re l...

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