Bellville Thrift Shop Aims To Support Area Veterans

  • 6/12/2019 10:49:27 PM
  • Ingrid Schmidt
  • Local News

BELLVILLE, OH - Tami Oyster opened "Love Our Hero's" store and donation center back in January, just hoping to make a little money for veterans over the course of a couple months. However, the thrift shop got a huge reaction from the Bellville community and before long, it became clear that the shop would be much bigger than Oyster ever anticipated.

"I just wanted to help veterans," Oyster said. "Honestly, I thought it was just going to be a sale for a couple weeks, and then it just took off."

"Love Our Hero's" just became its own non-profit and Oyster has big plans for the organization's future.

"To know that you can do it on your own and to have the vision that you want to see, it's amazing," Oyster said. "It's a great feeling. We do electric utilities, car payments, food, dog food, anything like that."

The thrift store takes donations of household items like appliances, furniture, vehicles, toys, and outdoor items. The only things they don't sell are clothes, box TVs, and baby items such as car seats and cribs. The crazy part is, there are no prices listed on any items in the store. All of the items are by donation-only. While there are suggested donation amounts on some of the items, it is up to the customer to decide how much they want to donate to support local veterans and heroes.

"There has been so much support. I'm so humbled that there are so many people supporting this," Oyster said. "That's pretty cool."

"Love Our Hero's" can be found at 103 East Durbin Avenue, Suite A, in Bellville. For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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