New Roanoke thrift store to help deaf in third world countries

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ROANOKE (WSLS) - A Roanoke thrift store opening its doors on Saturday, July 11th for the first time will make a difference hundreds of miles away for people who can't hear.

In the days leading up to the opening, volunteers picked-up paint brushes to spruce up the outside of ICCD's new thrift store off of Williamson Road.

Inside, workers sorted through donations from across the Roanoke Valley.

However, the benefits from the Star City store will be felt by those who are deaf in third world countries.

Tom Turner is the director of ICCD, which stands for International Christian Centers for the Deaf.

"All the profits coming off the store will go directly into these works. It will go directly to these works to educate these deaf, locate these deaf. We feed them, we house them, we educate them, train them vocationally and then we tell them about Christ.

Turner says this area has already been so generous with donations.

They have trailers and a double car garage full of stuff for the store.

If you're interested in checking out the store it opens July 11th at 10 a.m. at 3014 Christian Ave. NW in Roanoke.

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