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Homeless ministry opens thrift store
Provides for men in need
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Stacia Roble shops at Cumming Home Ministries. The thrift store off Canton Road opened about a month ago. - photo by Autumn Vetter
A ministry that helps homeless men held a grand opening event for its new thrift store Saturday.Cumming Home Ministries, which has two homes that provide transitional housing for men who find themselves without a place to live for various reasons, opened the thrift store about a month ago. David Allen, board chairman of the ministry, said the event drew more customers than any other day since it opened in a site off Canton Road.“We’ve been doing between 20 and 30 sales each day and we did 80 on Saturday,” Allen said. He added that a nearby eatery provided nachos and, “The owner said he thought he served 175 people.