Ruth Salazar attempts to clean up at JCCC
Ruth Salazar attempts to clean up at JCCC
Don't dump on us! During the summer, people are moving and leaving huge donations at the Jack County Clothes Closet. Along with the usable donations, unusable items such as broken furniture, broken appliances, tires, and broken electronics are being DUMPED. None of these items are usable, and we have no way of getting rid of them. This is becoming a problem for the volunteers. Several solutions could be to hire a night watchman or get a big dog. These cost money. Jack County Clothes Closet has been in business for 30 years next February of 2014. An organization which operates totally with volunteer help, funds from the sale of clothes are used to help families in crisis with food and other necessities.
Leota Mann is the last of the original volunteers
Leota Mann is the last of the original volunteers (courtesy)
If someone's house burns or children/grandchildren are left with the family, they may come and shop at no charge. Money from sales last year went to fund eight $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors. In addition, ten children and ten senior citizens were sponsored for Christmas along with gifts for the nursing home. In 2012, $4,000 was given to our rural fire departments to help after the wildfires. These and other community projects will have to stop if we have to pay for trash removal or a night watchman. The City of Jacksboro is contracted with a trash service that will remove large items from a residence on request by calling 1-800-350-3024. They collect certain days and like 24 hours notice. Come by today to volunteer and become vested in your local non-profit thrift store which helps many people in Jack County and beyond. Help us out by not dumping your large items for us to remove.
JHS cheerleaders Ranczy Sanders and Emilee Florance volunteer
JHS cheerleaders Ranczy Sanders and Emilee Florance volunteer (courtesy)