Helping the Homeless
There are many local and regional organizations that are helping the homeless and struggling families.
Here are a few that I discovered in my recent round of reporting:
The Douglas Gardens Thrift Store in Miami is selling quality merchandise at steep discounts. What’s more, in its warehouse, the company is also selling clothing for 50 cents a garment. And through FEMA, the store is providing merchandise to hard-pressed families, according to Hecdor Nunez, assistant manager.
Likewise Grubstake, a second-hand store, has donated most of its inventory to struggling families from Louisiana and Florida, who have been left homeless by either Hurricane Katrina or Wilma. For example, during a recent two-day period, Grubstake provided furniture and other household materials to five families, according to Heather Klinker, founder and head volunteer.
“What I need are donors,” Klinker said. “Rule of Thumb: Would you give it to your best friend. That’s what we want.”
If you have items that are suitable for donation: Please contact Grubstake at 305-573-2976. They will pick up your merchandise.
Their tagline: "Share your abundance at our operation center."