Thrift store will close

Published 5:41 pm Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Veterans Clothes Closet, located on 146 North Main St., will close, Piedmont Area Veterans Council and Community Resources Cofounder Sarah Maddox Dunn confirmed Wednesday.

The thrift store sold clothing, accessories and other items. A previous Herald report noted that all revenue from the store was deposited toward furthering services for veterans, active-duty service members, their family members and caregivers in the areas of Appomattox, Prince Edward, Buckingham, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Cumberland, Amelia, Brunswick, Halifax, Mecklenburg and Nottoway counties.

“We are closing the clothing store portion even though we do incredibly well at our current location,” Dunn said. “We are unable to secure enough volunteers to adequately cover the store’s hours of operation.”
Dunn said the organization is in the process of negotiating for an office space in the Town of Farmville to provide veteran services.

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“Our primary focus and mission has always been to assist active duty service members, veterans and their family/caregivers with benefits and resources,” Dunn said. “With that being said, we are in negotiations for an office space only in the Town of Farmville that will allow us to continue doing the great work we are doing in our community.”

“We are closing the clothing store but the PAVC is now stronger than ever and an integral part of the ten counties we serve every day,” Dunn said.

The PAVC, according to its website and a past Herald report, has a three-fold mission of guiding veterans through available local and national resources, collaborating with community organizations and leaders and providing outreach and support opportunities for area veterans.

Organization that partner with the PAVC, Dunn said, include STEPS, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Farmville Chamber of Commerce, radio station WFLO and 92.9 Kickin’ Country and Longwood University among others.