On Saturday September 15th volunteer models (men, women and children) will be showing off their thrift store finds all along Williamsoon Road. More than 100 models will be wearing a variety of ensembles from pajamas and business suits to formals and wedding dresses. Each model will also be sporting an over-sized price tag so that everyone can see the bargains to be had by shopping thrift. This event is to highlight the ecology of shopping thrift.
The Rescue Mission operates two retail resale shops. The Mission Thrift Store is located on 4th Street in Southeast, and 2nd helpings is located on Williamson Road just north of the Civic Center. Models participating in the Mission Mile of Models will be posing on Williamson Road from 11:45am until 1:15pm.
Matt King, who is coordinating this event, commented, “Many people may know about the Rescue Mission’s work in feeding the hungry, or providing a safe place for homeless families, but what they may not know is the commitment the Rescue Mission has made toward recycling. Each outfit being modeled represents clothing available at our two retail locations. Every gently used item given away or sold in this manner is one more recycling victory and one less item in our local landfill!”
The Rescue Mission of Roanoke, located at 402 Fourth Street SE, is a 501(C)(3) grassroots organization serving as a Christian Crisis Intervention Center for Southwestern Virginia. Receiving no government funding of any kind, the Rescue Mission is supported by the generous donations of our community partners. Since 1948, The Rescue Mission has consistently served all people in need regardless of race, creed, gender, age, or ethnicity. For more information about the Rescue Mission, please visit www.rescuemission.net, or call (540) 343-7227.