LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A local organization fighting the opioid addiction crisis is getting a fresh start on the south side of Lafayette.
Trinity Life Ministry opened its new “Lost then Found” thrift store location on Shoshone Court, Saturday. Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski helped celebrate by cutting the grand opening ribbon.
Formerly located downtown, leaders said they were called to serve the people of the south side.
Profits from the store go towards Trinity's addiction transformation programs.
Director of Stores Tony Schabel said they are looking forward to the new chapter for the ministry.
“We just want to spread our wings out to the community,” he said. “We've been downtown for several years, God gave us this opportunity to come on the south side of town and minister to this community and that's what we are doing.”
They have one other thrift store location in Crawfordsville. Schabel said with the growing opioid epidemic in the area, he is happy to know they are helping people get back on their feet.
“It's amazing because we've got about half of the guys from the program serving and supporting and helping,” he said. “From where they were to where they are, I got goosebumps just now talking about it, so it's been amazing.”
A lemonade stand at the event aimed to raise extra donations. Click here to donate virtually to the cause.
The new thrift store will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 7 PM. Donations are accepted on those days until 6 PM.
Click here to learn more about Trinity Life Ministry and their services.
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