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Way Station receives grant for remodeling

COLUMBIANA– The Way Station Inc. has been awarded an $11,000 grant from the Columbiana Community Foundation to replace the original flooring in the Columbiana location. The plan is to use this time to do a few other renovations that will affect retail store hours and donation times. Renovations include replacing the carpet in the retail space and the flooring in both restrooms but will also include relocating the food pantry from the middle of the store to the back of building.

Starting in March, individuals will park and gather in the rear of the building rather than standing in line in the store while others are shopping. The new food pantry space is larger and the additional space should provide more room for more food for people who need it.

The Way Station will also be removing the current food pantry walls, creating more retail space to support its mission of displaying the love of Christ to individuals, families and communities. In order to accomplish these renovations the Columbiana store, located at 769 Springfield Road, will not be accepting donations March 1 through April 3 and will be closing their clothing bins in the parking lot during this same period. The retail store will be closed March 15-26. Follow the Way Station on Facebook to see updates of the transformation and for any changes in re-opening date.

Volunteers are needed as soon as Friday, Feb. 26 to help with this remodel. Anyone interested in volunteering should call Executive Director Chaney Nezbeth at 330-482-5072.

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