NBWC opening Thrift Store in Brewton

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, August 19, 2015

An empty building in Brewton is seeing new life thanks to New Beginnings Worship Center’s Compassion for Brewton group.
Pastor Bo Bell and his wife, Samantha, are leading the project to renovate the old Rite Aid building located at 1025 Douglas Avenue in Brewton to a thrift store.
“We are opening Outreach Thrift Store,” Bo Bell said. “We are looking to open in three weeks, but opening day is coming soon. It is part of our vision as an outreach here in our city. We just want to help people that maybe could not afford new clothes. We also want to be a place for employment and volunteer services. We plan to employ four to six people and have anywhere from 10-12 volunteers every day.”
Bell said the store plans to offer clothes, furniture and any kind of donations.
“We will accept any kind of donations,” he said. “The proceeds are going to go to support the Adopt-a-Block program here in Brewton. They will also go to the elderly in the city and we want to give back to the numerous charity donations. We are also going to have a ribbon cutting soon with the Chamber of Commerce. We have signed up for that as well.”
Sam said the store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to accept donations.
“We know there are a lot of people in need in our community who are struggling,” she said. “We want to help meet their needs as well. If it needs repairs, we will make the repairs.”
Bo said he is just glad to be able to see the church’s vision come to past.
“We have been working on it for three or four years now,” he said. “We want the community to help us help others. We plan to take cars, boats or anything. Our goal is to get donated cars, whether they run or not, and take them back out to the treatment center and let guys rebuild them and repaint them and learn new trades. Nothing donated will go unnoticed.”
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About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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