Local business donates ‘junk’ to Red Cross

| 26/10/2012

TS PICS 039 (233x300).jpg(CNS): A local company that charges people and business to collect their over-sized rubbish and dispose of it is donating some of that junk to the Red Cross the local charity ash revealed. Not all of the discarded stuff collected by the trash experts is necessarily rubbish some the firm said is in very good condition and as a result they are taking the items to the charity store rather than adding to the growing Mount Trashmore at the George Town landfill. “We are always in need of good quality items to meet the growing needs of our client base,” said the Thrift Shop Manager, Remy Imperial who offered her thanks to the local company.

“We are very grateful that JUNK Removal & Recycling have been so proactive in partnering with us,” she added. 

“We decided to team up with the CI Red Cross as we constantly found that a good deal of items from the removal jobs we did were still in very good condition,” explained  JUNK owner/manager Mark Conolly. “We figured we would help recycle by passing these items, such as furniture, appliances, and others, to the Thrift Shop rather than throwing it away and adding to the landfill,” he said.

The Cayman Islands Red Cross Thrift Shop serves not only as a store but also as a community programme where vulnerable persons who are assessed by the Red Cross or referred by partnering agencies are given access to the goods free of charge to them.

“Along with dropping the items off to us, Mr. Conolly also gets in touch with us so that we can also do pick up of donations,” Imperial said. “We are always encouraging the public to use our donation pick up service, which is free of cost to the donor,” she adds.

The CI Red Cross Thrift Shop is open Tuesday-Friday, 9am-2pm & 5pm-7pm, and on Saturday, 7:30am-1:30pm. Donations are accepted any time the Red Cross is open. For more information, contact the Thrift Shop Manager on shop@redcross.org.ky or 949-6785ext. 31.

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