Fellowship Christian Church Cuts Ribbon on New Downtown Concordia Thrift Store
The Concordia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Fellowship Christian Thrift at 120 W. 6th Street in downtown Concordia on Thursday, May 12th.
The store is now open for business, serving the people of the Concordia community.
Pastor Dwight Whitead says for years people would donate their discarded items to the church and they would stick them in one of the buildings on their church campus. He tells KNCK News he worked closely with supportive church members and volunteers to open a thrift store for the community.
Pastor Whitead says their goal is to help meet the needs of the community.
Volunteer manager Rosemary Agnew of Concordia says the store sells a little bit of everything, all at a reasonable price.
Fellowship Christian Thrift is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. The store is closed on Sundays.
Agnew says donations of any type are always gratefully accepted during those hours.
Proceeds from Fellowship Christian Thrift go towards helping fight hunger and homelessness in Concordia.
Pastor Whitead said they've also established a voucher program that will provide eligible individuals and families with items from the thrift store.
Volunteers are needed at Fellowship Christian Thrift. Interested volunteers should contact Fellowship Christian Church at (785) 262-4034.