The Bissell Centre started accepting donations from the public on Tuesday several days after its thrift store stock was destroyed by fire for the second time in a year.
A large metal storage bin is set up outside the Bissell Centre East to collect clothing, shoes, and bedding.
Rick Ashton was among the steady stream of people dropping off items.
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- Bissell Centre's temporary location destroyed by fire
“We did a quick check around this morning to see what we could help out with, so clothing, shoes, different things like that,” he said.
The fire started around 7 p.m. Saturday in the temporary location of the Bissell Centre Thrift Shop at 11817 80th Street, causing about $950,000 in damages and destroying all stock.
Investigators determined the fire started in the ceiling of the building’s north side. They say the fire was not deliberately set.
The thrift shop moved to the temporary location following a fire at its permanent home in September 2013.
Bissell Centre spokesman Devin Komarniski says the thrift shop will move back to its original location this September after repairs are complete.
The agency is only accepting donations of soft items like clothing and bedding. There isn’t enough room to store furniture and appliances.