Restoration House ministries Gleanings resale shop offering free showers
Free showers year-round to anyone who would like one
VICTORIA, Texas – Restoration House Ministries Gleanings resale shop in Victoria is offering free showers year-round to anyone who would like one. With climbing summer temperatures combined with the humidity, a shower can make all the difference.
Justin Cavasos, the general manager at the Gleanings resale shop, says they offer a mobile single shower unit that is open every Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and they are extending their hours until 4 p.m. to adjust for summer. Cavazos says they do provide toiletries, towels, and a free change of clothing.
Even in the midst of the pandemic and providing free showers, Cavasos shares that the shelter was able to hit a benchmark by providing donations. “We’ve given away over 10,000 items this last year for example, just to the community.”
Community members can donate clothing and items to the shop as well as buy things from the store with all proceeds going directly to the Restoration House Ministries. There is a need for men’s clothing, travel-sized toiletries, canned food, bottled water, and community volunteers. Cavasos said they are always in need of more volunteers and that they could extend their shower hours if they had more volunteers.
Cavasos said they are funded completely off community donations, with no government assistance, so every donation or purchase made through the Gleanings resale shop goes a long way.
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