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United States Army
Family Resource Center- Lending Closet
11042 Mt. Belvedere Blvd
Fort Drum, NY 13602
A loan closet is a program that allows service members, families and loved ones to borrow durable equipment or resources especially as they are awaiting their household good. This program varies by service so check out the below information to see what is offered at this installation.
The Family Resource Center has a well-equipped Lending Closet containing basic household items. Service members and families may borrow the items needed while in transition. Items are available for a 30-day lending period at no cost and include: pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffee makers, toasters, slow cookers, tea kettles, sleeping mats, folding tables and chairs, high chairs, port-a-cribs and strollers.
Items may be borrowed for 30 days. Extension of the lending period may be granted for special circumstances. You must call or come into the FRC to request an extension. Items are available on a first come, first served basis and some items may not be available during times of high PCS volume. Visit FRC, building 11042 Mt Belvedere Blvd. For more information, call the FRC at 315-772-6566. Hour of Lending Closet are 0730-1600, Monday through Friday.
All items must be returned in clean, working condition by the due date. If items are not returned, two attempts will be made to contact you. If those attempts are unsuccessful, the chain of command will be contacted for assistance. All items must be returned in order for the Service member to clear Fort Drum when the time comes.
The Fort Drum Thrift Shop gently used items available for purchase. Available items vary throughout the year and range from infant items to clothing to household items and more. The Thrift Shop is located in building P-1454 Fourth Street. Hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month. For more information, call 315-772-7189.
The FRC Relocation Readiness Program maintains a listing of thrift stores in the local area. Thrift stores are a great source for gently used clothing and household items.
The Salvation Army Family Store offers a variety of gently used items for sale. Available items vary. They are located on Arsenal Street in Watertown across from the Salmon Run Mall and can be reached at 315-785-5582.