Green Vet opens thrift store downtown

April 10, 2013 

Green Vet, a not-for-profit organization that provides services for veterans, recently opened the Green Vet Thrift Emporium downtown.

The store at 203 SE Green Street also will serve as a permanent Stand-Down location for veterans and their families, providing items such as bedding, clothing and other items. U.S. veterans will receive a 10-percent discount on everything in the store.

Green Vet provides education and jobs in “green collar” careers, homelessness assistance, child care and transportation for veterans and their families.

Green Vet was founded by Theresa “Tiki” Denham of Lee’s Summit, a U.S. Navy veteran, in honor of her father Sgt. Gregg Breedlove, a purple-heart decorated U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and who went through periods of homelessness. It is a 501 (c)(3) organization so donations are tax deductible and there is no sales tax on purchases.

Green Vet is seeking tools, bedding, clothing, furniture, working appliances and volunteers.

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