The John 3:16 Center is planning to open its Roanoke Rapids facility at the former Angel’s Closet building by early this summer.
In December the organization announced its intent to buy the building located at 47 Highway 158 as a way to reach more people through its programs.
Today the center said it is working with volunteers to present a new welcoming space by rearranging goods, fresh paint in areas and some mechanical updates to be completed before opening.
Executive Director Shannon McAllister said, “We are very excited about opening as soon as all the contracted work is completed.”
Some of the essential programs and projects that will serve the community there include: a clothing and household needs thrift shop, food pantry, and community meeting center as well as other special events and seasonal offerings.
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Families in need will be provided the available aforementioned services free of charge by appointment.
Families that are able and would like to contribute something are welcome to take part in the organization’s weekly $5 bag sale.
“The center’s team is truly grateful for the time, talent and contributions donated by its board members, volunteers from Angel’s Closet, existing John 3:16 Center volunteers, new volunteers and local church groups who have assisted in making the enormous progress throughout this entire opening process possible,” McAllister said.
Any individual, organization or company willing to assist in the finishing touches, which include patching and/or refinishing of concrete floors, painting, or shelving placement, are encouraged to participate. “It would greatly increase our ability to open the space sooner than later.”
The center is also in need of H and Z racks for clothing displays.
For more information contact the center through its website or call 252-586-1800.