Red Legacy Thrift Store ribbon cutting
Published 9:23 am Monday, October 5, 2015
Angelee Murray, executive director of Red Legacy Recovery, cuts the ribbon announcing the opening of the Red Legacy Thrift Store at 711 E. Elk St. Murray recognized women in the program for doing all the demolition, building the counter, building the clothing racks, sorting, hanging and pricing all the clothes.
She also recognized Debra Bradford for all of her hard work managing the store, as well as women that are in the program that volunteer.
Proceeds from the thrift store fund Red Legacy Recovery programs to help give women the skills and confidence they need along their individual paths to recovery from addiction.
The program, other than providing classes and counseling, rewards women with Red Bucks every time they pay down court costs, attend classes, get their GED, volunteer or visit the thrift store, to name a few. Murray said women in their program do not want hand outs, they want to earn their success and to see their progress.
Tonya Stevens, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, thanked the program staff and members for its contributions to the community and for helping so many individual women and families make strides toward better lives.
Bradford said the store has had lots of business and that they are currently accepting women’s clothes, shoes and accessories.
Joining in the celebration were Red Legacy Recovery women, the Chamber of Commerce, Elizabethton Library, Doe Valley Printing, Elizabethton Boys and Girls Club and Leave it to Us Cakes and Catering.