HAZARAD — Second Chance Mission held its grand opening on March 19 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The store is dedicated to serving low income families through its voucher program. The store offers clothing and household items.
Low income families can apply for a voucher by having a copy of their proof of income or proof of their benefits. The vouchers are good for one month and families can renew their vouchers each month.
Those who are not qualified for the voucher program can still shop at the store by purchasing items and clothing with money.
“The goal is for families that really need help, we want for them to be able to come into a retail environment and actually shop for their family and that would cost them basically nothing. That’s the goal,” said Summit Community Church Pastor Mark Combs.
Second Chance Mission is affiliated with Summit Community Church. Members of the church have donated to Second Chance Mission and are also volunteering at the store.
Combs credits Sarah Burton with the vision of Second Chance Mission.
“God just gave Sarah a vision for something bigger, something permanent like a store that would be here in the city where families could come and get the things they needed,” said Combs.
Burton said the opening of the store was something she prayed for, for a long time.
“We are here to serve the community,” said Burton.
For those who wish to donate can stop in at the store located at the old Faulker Building and drop off the items.
Items that can be donated include: Any and all clothing, household items, diapers, baby wipes, hygiene items (except toothbrushes and toothpaste, canned food, boxed food and cat and dog food.
The store is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
People can also volunteer to help out at the store. Those wishing to volunteer can stop in the store and get more information.
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