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'If you need a coat, you have a coat:' Grant County thrift store helps neighbors ahead of storm

Posted: 5:00 PM, Jan 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 22:25:22Z
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — For some in Grant County, the upcoming winter weather means another chance to help those in need.

At the Helping Hands Thrift Store, volunteers have been supplying warm clothes to those who need them, and funding a food pantry.

"That's what we're here for: here to help each other, and everyone else," volunteer Tandy Taylor said.

Taylor lives in a rural part of Grant County and delivered mail for 34 years.

"I'm used to being out in the rough weather," she said.

The thrift store has coats, gloves, scarfs and hats available. And if someone can't afford to pay for something they need, volunteers said they get it anyway.

"If someone comes in and doesn’t have any money — If you need a coat, you have a coat," Taylor said.

Volunteer Carla Spaw said the store means a lot to people who need it.

"It means a lot to them," she said. "They can come here and get warm."