Overcast and Breezy
22°FOvercast and BreezyFull Forecast
Shaw Media Auctions

Crest helps out Serenity Hospice

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

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.

National video



Reader Poll

Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
Not sure
No opinion