At the store’s dedication Wednesday night, President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, spoke and offered the dedicatory prayer. He noted that what most people see at the D.I. “is merely a shadow of the true purpose and reason for its existence.”
Deseret Industries will celebrate 75 years of operation with the opening of its newest store Thursday in Sandy, Utah. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates 42 different Deseret Industries (D.I.) thrift stores in the western United States as part of a program to provide employment training to community members. This week marks the 75th anniversary of Deseret Industries, which began on 12 August 1938.
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