Split Rock donates furniture to Salvation Army – Times News Online
Posted on March 9th, 2021 at 1:45 p.m.
The Salvation Army trucks roll through Lake Harmony on Monday with lots of furniture donated by Bel Air’s Split Rock Hotel as the Poconos destination continues renovations across the resort. From sofa beds, tables, and chairs to stoves to office supplies like desks, resort officials agree that contributing to the community outweighs the idea of reselling.
“The Salvation Army’s contributions to the community across the region gave Split Rock a good reason to propose that the items be used for a cause with a real purpose – to help our needy neighbors,” said Jeanine Hofbauer, Split Rock spokeswoman.
COVID-19 disrupted home pickups and resulted in a shortage of facility accommodation as well as understaffing of stores selling goods to fund the nonprofit’s programs. Therefore, the timing of the contribution couldn’t be better. In-store sales have increased since the shipments started from Split Rock Resort on March 4th.
The Administrator of the Scranton Administrator of the Salvation Army Adult Army, Maj. Mark Unruh, reports: “Furniture purchases plus redemption of vouchers for free purchases by families in need clears furniture almost as quickly as trucks deliver the donated items.”
“We are very grateful to Split Rock,” said Maj. Gilbert Parkhurst, Corps officer of the Salvation Army Citadel in East Stroudsburg.
“Demand has increased (due to the economic impact of COVID-19) so this donation will help reduce the challenge of providing furniture for families moving into homes from the shelter, as well as providing furniture for the shelter.”
Donated Goods Pickup Days will be held at the Galleria Town Center and Split Rock Lodge as more than 274 rooms are being rejuvenated. Everything (even) the sink has been removed from suites to make room for new appliances, flooring, paint and decorations.
Hofbauer smiles: “We are pleased that the furniture is serving a good cause as we prepare to present our guests with newly rejuvenated suites after this phase of the resort-wide room renovation at Split Rock.”
ABOVE: Newly rejuvenated suites at Split Rock for future introduction after the resort-wide room renovation is complete. POST PHOTOS
RIGHT: Major Mark Unruh, Administrator of the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Scranton, examines furniture donations from Split Rock as the Lake Harmony destination continues undergoing massive renovations.