LANCASTER — Brandy Marshall knows what it’s like to lose everything to a fire, which spurred her to start a thrift store and outreach organization designed to give others “2nd Chances.”
On Tuesday, the Harvest Market will hold its grand opening at 112 Lexington St. The store is designed to sell clothing, furniture, toys and household goods to lower-income families. Marshall, her husband Jason and volunteers also run a food and clothes pantry from the building through the 2nd Chances outreach organization.
The building has four apartments that the Marshalls and volunteers are renovating. Two will be rented out to help fund the building’s costs, and the other two will serve as temporary housing for homeless families. Marshall hopes the renovations will be done soon so she can start housing people in need.
Rodney Floyd of Waynesburg is a 2nd Chances volunteer as well as a member of the band Krysis, which will play at the grand opening.