The Salvation Army operates four thrift stores that are serviced by the processing center in Grand Junction. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how your donations to the Salvation Army get from your garage to the sales floor.

It seems as simple as dropping off a donation to a Salvation Army Thrift Store, the merchandise ends up on a shelf or a rack, and gets sold. However, the process isn't quite that simple.

Every donation to a Salvation Army store - whether it is clothes, furniture, or coffee mugs - is sent to the processing center in Grand Junction before ending up on the sales floor of one of the stores in Grand Junction, Clifton, Delta, or Montrose. The proceeds from these stores support the Salvation Army's Addiction Recovery Program, and the processing center makes the most of every donation it receives.

Here's an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the Salvation Army Processing Center in Grand Junction.