9. November 2010 15:15
The ACTION Thrift Store in Saginaw has been getting a much-needed facelift, including an identifying sign on the building itself. The bars and trim around the windows, previously a foreboding black, have been repainted in soft green. The painters were volunteers Libby Sanders-Ford and her husband, Mike Ford. Libby is an art teacher in Birch Run and a friend of the Thrift Store’s volunteer manager, Jean Schluckebier. “Neither are Christians but they were quite interested in the stories I told about our customers and our ministry,” said Jean. “Mike came in the store at one point, handed me $20 and said to give it to a customer who shows need. As our day wore on, you could tell they were more and more excited about our ministry at ACTION and what Christians do to help the less fortunate. It was a wonderful day of witnessing and painting.” Proceeds from sales at the Thrift Store are donated by ACTION to help Lutheran Social Services' programs.