At the HSHS Hometown Heroes event at Holy Family Hospital last week, Marian Embry, director of volunteer services, spoke to WGEL about the status of the thrift shop.
Due to a fire in April, the Thrift Shop remains closed.
Embry said everything has progressed nicely and construction work to the front of the building is to begin this week. She expressed appreciation for the patience of the public while the store has been closed. She said officials hope the shop is back open by Labor Day.
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Small donations are being accepted one morning per week, Embry said. Volunteers at the shop are working in a very small space, so the shop is only taking donations of small items at this time. These would include books, music, and various household items. They are not accepting furniture, Christmas trees, etc. Donations should be brought to the back door of the store on Monday mornings, but are not to be left outside the building.
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Embry said donations are tax deductible and tax receipts will be issued, upon request.
A Greenville man has been charged with arson in connection with the fire. His pre-trial hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon in Bond County Circuit Court.