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Helping Haven, Salvation Army stores hampered by thefts


September 9, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A box at Havre's Helping Haven is set up to collect donations. Both Helping Haven and Havre's Salvation Army thrift store report people are stealing items dropped off for the thrift stores.

A number of thefts and acts of vandalism have been reported at both of the non-profit thrift stores over the past year and the store managers request people donate during store hours to help reduce damage and thefts.

"We try our best to proactively make things easier for everyone and proactively keep things safe, but it doesn't always work out," Havre Salvation Army Store Manager Carissa Minnick said.

Havre's Helping Haven Store Manager Jill Miller said they have experienced a similar issue, although in addition to people damaging donations overnight the store also struggles with people...

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