A Commercial Street ministry that helps the homeless, recently released inmates, domestic violence victims, and those overcoming addictions is being forced to close their main fundraising source for a few days after vandals attacked their store.
Renewed Treasures Thrift Store is the main funding source for House of Hope Ministries at 824 West Commercial Street in Springfield. Saturday night, someone attacked two 10 foot tall plate glass windows in the front of the store, shattering them and covering the parking lot with broken glass.
The store will need to be closed until insurance investigators can look at the building. The charity says even with the insurance on the building, they are facing a $1,000 deductible for repairs.
The head of the charity posted on social media a thank you to Affordable Towing’s staff, who rushed to the building to provide security after ministry staff learned of the damage.
The ministry is praying for donations to cover the insurance deductible and also for the people involved in the incident.
(Headline photo from Renewed Treasures Thrift Store Facebook page.)