With the recent rain we've been having some areas in Laredo are known to flood that includes an area where a thrift store dedicated to the helping the veterans as well. We visited the thrift store today to see how things are going. James Johnson has more, James.
The name of the thrift store is volunteers serving the need, a non-profit that uses all the processed of their sales to help over 500 veterans in Laredo.
In the past anytime it would rain like it did last night a lot of the stores merchandise would be ruined. But this weekend volunteers came out to make sure that didn't happen. Rangers, girl’s scouts, and about 100 students from Alexander high school's honor society all pitched in to help.
The city helped out as well providing sandbags to stop water from coming into the store. The next project the store is looking to fix is the roof. When it rains there a few areas where water still comes in.
The thrift store helps to feed veterans and their serving spouses. With the merchandise they sell, all the processed go to help the veteran community, so making sure the stores items stay in good shape is important. The store has something for everyone and the prices aren't bad either.
With the government shutdown, projects like the thrift store is even more dyer, veterans who have come into the store this past week have expressed just how happy they are to have the store helping them out.
The store is always looking for volunteers, so if you ever want to lend a hand or need to do some community services hours you can contact the non-profit on their facebook page. Volunteers serving the need. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson