Monroe County Friends of Animals announces new location for thrift store
New location of thrift store will provide more space and visibility for what is an important asset of Monroe County Friends of Animals.
By: Monroe County Friends of Animals Thrift Store
Marshall says, "The Monroe County Friends of Animals Board voted unanimously to move the thrift store location. The building at the new location is larger and provides an opportunity for increased visibility and customers. Since proceeds from the Thrift Store are used to support the work we do for the Monroe County Animal Shelter, we are confident this move will provide us additional funding not only for the care of the animals but also to contribute to the building fund for a new shelter."
Plans are to move the store in early July and be open for business before August.
"We are excited about the move," say Tina and Paul Wenner the couple who manage the thrift store. "However a lot of work needs to be done. We need volunteers to help us move. We need to find additional display cases and clothing racks for merchandise, and volunteers to help us run the store."
Those interested in volunteering to either help move the contents of the current store to the new location, or who wish to work in the new location should contact Bob Korts at 585-739-9859 or Bobkorts@gmail.com.
"I am confident this is a good move," says Marshall. "We are in the midst of planning for a new shelter. The current shelter is old and in need of repair, plus it is on property the county leases, and sometime in the future the property will no longer be available for use by the animal shelter."
The thrift store is an important revenue generator for Monroe County Friends of Animals. It is believed the new location will not only produce more revenue for the organization, but also create better visibility for us, and there is discussion to examine the possibility of showcasing some adoptable cats and dogs.
Monroe County Friends of Animals has already purchased land on which to build a new shelter. Even though this should be a county responsibility, the organization along with huge support from the community has worked in partnership with Monroe County since 2004 in providing safe and humane treatment for homeless and abandoned cats and dogs.
"We are doing our part to assure that Monroe County has a modern animal shelter and are confident the county will do everything possible to partner with us in obtaining that goal," says Marshall.
About Monroe County Friends of Animals: http://www.monroecountyfriendsofanimals.org
Its mission is to support the Monroe County Animal Shelter both monetarily in animal rescue efforts and with hands-on assistance in the shelter. Since its founding in 2004 the organization has contributed hundreds of thousands of people hours to the shelter and millions of dollars of funding to help convert Monroe County's record of humane animal treatment from a dismal one, to one that its citizens can be proud.
This improvement would not have occurred without the incredible support the citizens of Monroe county have provide Monroe County Friends of Animals. As the organization increases its activities to raise funding for the new shelter it is seeing increased support by those citizens who wish to see the continuation of humane treatment of abandoned and homeless cats and dogs.