He commends PAVC

Published 11:34 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Assist those who are assisting others by shopping at The Veteran’s Closet — a store operated by Piedmont Area Veterans Council and Community Resources (PAVC) operated store — located at 146 N. Main St. in downtown Farmville.

According to the council’s co-founder, Sarah Dunn, the store will deposit all revenue from sales toward furthering services for veterans, active-duty service members, their family members and caregivers in the area that the council serves.

“We cater more to women; 99 percent of our stuff is brand new,” Dunn said of the merchandise in the store. “It’s designer stuff that has been donated.”

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She said the store was selling the clothes at thrift store prices.

“So, we take donations, we take consignments,” Dunn said. “We have volunteers that will work the store and … other than paying our rent every month, every penny of it will be put right back to partnering with other nonprofits (and) businesses.”

The store is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

According to the PAVC website, the organization has a three-fold mission. It guides those in need through its comprehensive network of local and national resources including reintegration, health care, family and caregiver support, recreation, employment, education and finance.

Having grown up as a Navy brat, this store’s mission of supporting services for veterans and their families is especially important to me.

I would not have the father I have if he hadn’t been a part of the Navy, and I would not have had the opportunities to go to college.

Support the store that aims to support those who are currently going or have gone through the  same struggles of being the family of military.

MORGAN WHITE is a staff reporter for The Farmville Herald. His email address is Morgan.White@FarmvilleHerald.com.