Thrift shop donates $1,000 |

Thrift shop donates $1,000

Linda Hiller

A generous portion of the proceeds from the Coventry Cross Thrift Shop was donated to the Family Support Council Friday, to be used towards the purchase of a badly-needed van.

Ed Hoppe, manager of the thrift store on Service Drive in Gardnerville, said he had seen the picture and plea for the van in The Record-Courier, and decided it was a good place to donate funds.

“We like to help the community wherever there are needs,” he said, adding that he challenges any other organization or individual to match the Coventry Cross donation.

Karen Edwards, director of the Family Support Council, expressed her gratitude. “This is the first real cash we’ve received towards the van,” she said. “We really appreciate Coventry Cross’s generosity.”

The van, Edwards said, would be used to transport clients. Currently, FSC personnel are using their own vehicles.

“Because we have no public transportation here, it is hard for people to get to us,” she said. “Our afternoon teen groups, pregnant teen groups and Life Choices groups need to get here after school.”

Edwards can be reached at the Family Support Council office, 782-8692, for anyone wanting to rise to Hoppe’s challenge.