The Panama City Humane Society Thrift and Gift store is hoping to attract new customers with a new look. The store is currently closed while it is being fixed up.
According to Darrell Anderson, the warehouse supervisor, the changes are mostly aesthetic.”We’re painting the whole front of the store. And getting the carpets cleaned and changing the floor plan up just a little bit.”
Anderson said the reason for the changes, is pretty simple, “It was just looking a little old. We’re just trying to make it look better.”
The community has gotten involved with the process. On Saturday Aug. 25, 2018 more than 20 volunteers from Tyndall Air Force Base stopped by to help. Local businesses have also pitched in for the cause. WGC Carpet Cleaning and Restoration donated their time to make the carpets look brand new again.
Richard Tolbert, a volunteer from the company said, “We decided– hey you know the thrift store is a great place for people that, maybe are having a hard time or a tough time, because we’ve been there ourselves. And we just want to be able to give back so people that know they always have an option.”
The work began on Friday Aug. 24th and continued through Monday Aug. 27th. The store will re-open on Tuesday Aug. 28th at 10:00 am with a fresh look and a new floor plan. All proceeds from the thrift store are given to help support the Humane Society of Bay County.