Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Disaster struck the Clothes House Dec. 1, when water damage from the second floor of Signal Mountain Social Services leaked into the lower level where the Clothes House is located.
SMSS Executive Director Mary Lee Ziebold said the contents of the Clothes House had to be removed and the flooring replaced.
“Since then we have been accumulating donations and have a wonderful quality of new merchandise,” she said, adding that the damaged clothing was discarded and covered by insurance. “We have all that new merchandise ready for sale.”
The Clothes House is hosting a grand reopening sale Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We’ve had regular shoppers calling since December asking if it’s open, and we rely on our regular customers greatly and we miss them,” said Ziebold. “We want to thank the community for continuously donating even though we’re closed. We can’t wait to show off our new flooring and we invite everyone to come take a look at our new look.”
Proceeds from sales at the Clothes House make up 63 percent of SMSS’ income, which goes toward programs for low-income residents of the 37377 ZIP code including tutoring for middle and high school students, post-secondary school scholarships and preschool scholarships.