CORNELIUS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A day after a report on a Salvation Army donation site becoming a dumping ground, viewers informed KOIN 6 of similar conditions at other local drop-off locations.
Less than 24 hours after KOIN 6 found the Salvation Army donation site in the parking lot of the Tanasbourne Barnes and Noble filled with unwanted items, the area was completely clean.
Capt. Dennis Earnhart with the Salvation Army said that site was closed over the weekend, possibly leading to the excess of items.
Earnhart said the employee in charge of the donation site likely called in sick and a replacement wasn’t found.
While one site is now clean, several other donation sites, including one in the Fred Meyer parking lot in Cornelius, have allegedly become dumping grounds.
Some who stopped at the Cornelius location found it closed on Tuesday, but others did not let the closure stop them from illegally dumping useless junk.
Upon learning of the conditions of this second location, Earnhart said his staff will remove the unwanted items on Wednesday.