Flood damage along Table Rock Lake in April has many homeowners and businesses cleaning up and rebuilding, but the mops are put away at the Pink Door in Hollister.  The hard work of Skaggs Regional Medical Center volunteers has quickly turned around the Pink Door thrift shop, which is ready to open its door June 28.

The Pink Door is operated by Skaggs Volunteer Services.  It lost everything in the flood.  “Our volunteers worked daily for the past two months to clean up the Pink Door and get it ready to reopen,” says Corene Spilman, President of Skaggs Volunteer Services.  “They went to work immediately after flood waters receded, tearing out sheet rock, pulling up carpet and throwing away all of the merchandise, which was damaged by flood waters.”

The Pink Door uses proceeds from the sales of donated items to help fund various purchases and projects for Skaggs Regional Medical Center.   In addition to the Pink Door thrift shop, Skaggs Volunteer Services generates funds through the Forget-Me-Not Gift Shop in the Skaggs Outpatient Center and various fundraising projects coordinated throughout the year.  In 2010 Skaggs Volunteer Services provided the hospital with more than $68-thousand for various projects and needed equipment.

The Pink Door reopens Tuesday, June 28 with hours of operation 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A grand re-opening celebration will be Wednesday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with refreshments, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and door prizes.

Donations may be placed in the drop box outside The Pink Door, located at 181 1st Street in Hollister, inside the Turkey Creek Junction Shopping Center.

Skaggs Volunteer Services first began in October 27, 1949 as the Estella Skaggs Auxiliary.  It served the hospital alongside the former Red Cross Volunteers, later known as the Skaggs Volunteers.  As recent as 2008, the auxiliary and volunteers joined forces to create what is now known as Skaggs Regional Medical Center Volunteers.

There are more than 300 Skaggs Volunteers serving in many areas:  hospital, hospice, Mended Hearts and chaplaincy, Forget-Me-Not Gift Shop and Pink Door thrift shop.  For more details on becoming a Skaggs Volunteer visit www.skaggs.net/volunteer or call (417) 335-7114.

Michelle L. Leroux
Media Relations Specialist

Skaggs Regional Medical Center
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