Residents in the Bermuda Run area now have a convenient, easy way to donate to Goodwill: a new attended donation center located at the intersection on Highways 158 and 801. The center officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday morning, which was attended by Bermuda Run Mayor Ken Rethmeier, city council representatives and Ambassadors from the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.
The donation center is a permanent structure with a covered drive-thru, located at 5356 Highway 158 (across from SunTrust Bank). In addition to being a Goodwill collection site, the building will be available to community groups such as Boy and Girl Scout troops. Donations to Second Harvest Food Bank may also be dropped there.
At the ribbon-cutting, Goodwill President & CEO Art Gibel praised Bermuda Run for enabling “a seamless transition into a commercial property.” Other than the Goodwill Retail Store in Mocksville, the Bermuda Run facility is the only site in Davie County to collect Goodwill donations.
Mayor Rethmeier thanked Goodwill for making an investment in Bermuda Run with a facility whose appearance is in keeping with the town’s vision. “Bermuda Run took on a comprehensive planning initiative for envisioning what we want this community to be – a village environment,” he said. “Welcome to the community and we are glad you are here.”
Goodwill’s Vice President of Retail Operations John Cunningham reminded the audience that retail sales of donated items fund the job programs that assist more than 36,000 people each year. “It’s all about the donation – everything we do in our employment and training programs goes back to the simple fact that someone makes the decision to pull in here and make a donation,” he said. “You can help us by letting the people in the community know that donating to Goodwill supports people here locally who need help finding a job.”
The Bermuda Run Attended Donation Center will operate Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays from 1-6 p.m.