Rossland's Thrift Store Improved Again
Rossland’s busy Thrift Store has become a safer and more comfortable place to shop — and for volunteers to work.
The Rossland Health Care Auxiliary Society operates the popular store to support local health care needs. As Kelvin Saldern , Community Relationships Manager with Columbia Basin Trust, said, “The thrift store is an important part of the Rossland community. Not only do profits get donated to local health care organizations, but the store itself provides low-cost items to those in need. Plus it keeps used items from ending up in the landfill.”
Columbia Basin Trust supported the upgrades, which included improving basement access by installing an emergency door and increasing air quality by installing a heat recovery ventilation system. These follow previous upgrades to the sales area, storage spaces, insulation, and fire and carbon dioxide alarms. These have all helped the shop comply with health and safety standards and building and fire codes.
“Since the early 1940s, our thrift store business has been enhancing local health care services and increasing the comfort of patients and residents,” said Joan Hanson, Society President. “This renovation has made the building more safe and sanitary for our volunteers and customers.”
And more customers will flock to the Thrift Store to check out and enjoy the improvements — not to mention the bargains to be bought.