Those volunteers are what has made the thrift store a success in general for the past three decades and what will make it a success for years to come in the new location, said Woods.
"As with any task, the more hands we have to do the work, the better the operation will be," said Woods, who added volunteers are always needed. "We are hopeful these vast improvements in the new store will attract many more volunteers, both women and men."
Those interested in volunteering, making donations or more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store may contact Woods at 834-5324. The store - located at 3028 Main St. - is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday though Friday; 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday; and additionally from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings.
According to Woods, the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store has served more than 3,950 customers and collected more than $16,400 in monetary donations over the last 12 months. The monetary donations are entrusted to the Rev. Alan Shnob, who oversees the charitable fund account used to defray the stores operating costs and for additional assistance to families in need.
The good works of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store are possible "because of the overwhelming charitable offerings from the community and the small group of dedicated volunteers" who serve the store's mission to help others, said Woods.