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An area ministry's leaders hope a newly renovated thrift store will bring a much-needed boost in revenues that support crisis assistance.
Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry (ECCCM) recently finished a complete overhaul of its thrift store in Newton.
â€śIt had gotten so bad over the years that it had turned into a junk store,â€ť said the Rev. Robert Silber, ECCCM executive director. â€śPeople would walk in, take a quick look and walk out.â€ť
The thrift store, which is open about six days a week, provides clothes, shoes, furniture, cookware and other everyday items at a reduced price to area residents.
Every penny from the storeâ€™s proceeds benefit ECCCMâ€™s crisis-assistance programs in Catawba County.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.