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Letter: Giving unused items a second chance

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

My wife and I have been residents of Gloucester for over 32 years now, so it’s hard to consider ourselves “come heres” anymore. Regardless of the many changes we’ve seen in Gloucester over the years, there have always been two consistencies that have no borders; namely, that there are those in need and those who can help.

Many times when I go to the Waste Management station behind Tractor Supply I see what appear to be good furnishings and other materials discarded on a regular basis. I love what I call the “Junk Garden” that the great staff there has assembled between the upper and lower levels. They are giving discarded items a second chance, and in the process lifting the spirits of others.

I recently made donations to the Gloucester-Mathews Habitat for Humanity ReStore center in the White Marsh Shopping Center and was in awe of the service they provide to the community. Many who shop here have limited resources; new co...

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