Former Binghamton Hollywood Video Store Has Vital New Mission
A section of a Binghamton shopping complex that once housed a “Hollywood Video” store is now used to help many residents of Broome County.
Barb Donnelly, director of the Southern Region Outreach Department, said people in need were heading to the West Side site to get furniture that was donated.
Donnelly is grateful that the owners of the building at 279 Main Street have allowed the use of the space to those seeking help. The furniture is only available by appointment.
A Hollywood video rental store had operated on the site until 2010.
In addition to furniture, the Ministry of Outreach provides food and clothing to those in need.
The food and clothing distribution program that had operated at St. Patrick’s Church recently moved to the former St. Cyril’s Church Convent building in the First Quarter of Binghamton.
Several volunteers prepare lunches and bags of food on the site, which is open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected] or (607) 772-8400 ext 233.
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