Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is excited to announce that because of the community’s outstanding response, the FSO Furniture & Thrift Store has moved to a larger storefront of 5,800 square feet in the Market Place Shopping Center in Lake Worth.
The store features furniture, home décor, art, accessories, antiques and vintage pieces, along with other collectibles, clothing, costume jewelry, knickknacks, vinyl albums, CDs, DVDs and other treasures.
Since the store first opened in May 2013, and with the expanded FSO mission of supporting needy local veterans, the store has provided more than 200 veterans and their families free furniture and household items valued at more than $80,000.
“It is so hard to believe that FSO is now in its 12th year of sending monthly ‘We Care’ packages to our troops overseas,” founder Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar said. “Our mission continues strong as more recipients and units are being registered. It just truly tugs at my heart to know that we have benefited more than 350,000 of our military to date, covering all world theaters and all branches of the military; and now, through our store, we are helping our veterans on the home front.”
Zelnar thanked the community for its support in donations and in making purchases.
“We have established a reputation already of having quality merchandise with great prices,” she said. “The expansion was a no-brainer as we continued to outgrow our previous space in such a short time. We are so happy to say that ‘Veterans Day is every day for our Veterans’ with 50 percent off.”
The FSO store is located at 7400 Lake Worth Road, at the southwest corner of the Market Place Shopping Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
The local FSO store also offers free pickup of donated items.
Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc. is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. For more info., call (561) 369-2933, visit www.forgottensoldiers.org, or call the local store at (561) 969-2222.