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Crest helps out Serenity Hospice

Published: Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Crest Foods of Ashton has donated money to Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

The donation will allow Serenity to purchase equipment, including a baler needed to implement a recycling project that will be launched in the coming year.

Clothing, linens, purses, belts, and stuffed animals donated to Angel Treasures Resale Shop that are unable to be sold will be sorted, baled or bagged, and sold to companies that distribute these items to underdeveloped countries.

This business model is in place at many larger resale shops, such as the Rockford Rescue Mission, Goodwill, and The Salvation Army.

Serenity has partnered with the Village of Progress in the new recycling operation. The baler will be housed at one of the VOP sites, and consumers will be employed to create, weigh, and stack the bales for pick up.

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