Elkton Area United Services expands to second thrift store

The organization received so many donations that they needed to expand.
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 10:50 PM EDT
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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - There is a new addition to the Elkton Area United Services (EAUS) thrift store “Thrift at Heart.” The organization received so many donations that it needed to expand.

“We’re just busting at the seams,” Manager of Thrift at Heart Sherry Ross said.

The building right next door to the main location along West Spotswood Avenue in Elkton has been transformed into a second store.

Ross’s grandfather helped start the organization and she said the thrift store is very special to her.

“Our community is great. They’re very helpful, and it means a lot to see everyone come together to help everyone, and they know that what they buy here stays here, Ross.

Funds collected from the stores go right back to the community for things like rental assistance and utilities.

“Through this pandemic, people have had needs that never thought they would have a need for food or for utility assistance or rental assistance, and I don’t see that ending anytime soon with the way people are still struggling, so we couldn’t do it without the community,” Executive Director of EAUS Jeff Miracle said.

The non-profit looks to move to a completely new location in the next few years, which will have the thrift store, food pantry, and client services all under one roof.

The new thrift store building is open Wednesday through Saturday and has seasonal items and furniture.

Wednesday through Friday the store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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