After months of praying, searching and waiting, God has delivered the right person to be the manager of our two Thrift Stores.
On September 3rd, we welcomed AJ Imbach to The Hope Center family. AJ fills the manager spot left after the passing of our longtime friend & employee, George Shank.
AJ & his wife, Jayne, moved to Hagerstown from Portland, Oregon in August. The long drive from the Pacific Northwest to the Eastern Seaboard gave the couple a chance to see and explore this magnificent country of ours before settling down and getting to work.
We are so excited to see all the great things that God will use AJ to do at our Thrift Stores in Hagerstown & Chambersburg. AJ brings an excitement and passion with him for our ministry, and especially our stores, along with a compassionate spirit and deep love of the Lord. Combine all those things together and you have the right man for the job!
Often times, our Thrift Stores are the first impression of our ministry for many people. So being manager of our Thrift Stores is a unique opportunity. Not only does the manager make sure that our stores are clean, profitable, and run efficiently, the manager also has the responsibility to set a positive atmosphere for our guests, store employees and residents in the work program.
AJ has a special opportunity to not just work with other Hope Center employees but to actually be able to build relationships with some of the residents in our Foundations Life Recovery program.
Several men in the program work various jobs in our Thrift Stores as a part of their program. AJ will be able to help give these guys some great work experience while also providing them with some great encouragement and positive, Godly support.
Please pray for AJ and his wife Jayne as they adjust to their new life here in Hagerstown. Please pray that God will help them through any new issues that they face on this new journey of ministry. Pray that they will find friends and a great church to be a part of.
And be sure to stop by our Thrift Stores to help support our ministry of hope to your neighbors in need. We have two convenient locations in Hagerstown & Chambersburg. Information about our stores is listed below. If you have any questions, please call 301.739.1165 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just remember, when you purchase items at our Thrift Stores or donate your gently used items to The Hope Center, you’re helping to provide a means of support for the many ministries at The Hope Center. The funds generated from the sales in our Thrift Stores are used here in Hagerstown to help the homeless, hungry and hurting, no matter who they are.
Thank you for supporting The Hope Center and partnering with us to bring the hope of Christ to the heart of Hagerstown!
Hagerstown Thrift Store
Corner of Church and Walnut Streets (parking located in central lot off of Church Street)
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Chambersburg Thrift Store
64 S. Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201