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Badcock reopens, gives shelter $1,000
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Badcock Furniture & More employees and Tri-County Protective Agency staffers pose with a $1,000 check made out to the agency Wednesday at the newly renovated Hinesville furniture store. - photo by Photo by Hollie Moore Barnidge
Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville
store after wrapping up renovations about six months ago. As part of the celebration, Badcock donated $1,000 to the Tri-County Protective Agency, which aids and provides services for victims of domestic violence.
According to Wogan Badcock, the company’s executive vice president of government affairs and public relations, each time a store is created or reopened, the furniture chain makes an investment in the surrounding community.
Kim Funk, who co-manages the Hinesville Badcock Furniture & More with her husband, Ted Funk, said the decision to donate to the women’s shelter came easily.
“It’s just something that is kind of near and dear to our hearts,” Funk said.
After accepting the $1,000 check, Tri-County Protective Agency Executive Director Paula Foerstel thanked Badcock’s staff and executives for their generosity.
“This is super because right now, we’re trying to either build or buy a new shelter. So, this is a huge, huge help to us,” Foerstel said.
Although the furniture store completed its renovation about six months ago, assistant manager Tangela Hunter said the staff waited until March to host a grand reopening ceremony in order to polish the store’s look and drum up business.
“A lot of businesses haven’t survived, but Badcock’s been around a long time and they’re keeping it steady,” Hunter said. “We’re not doing anything different — we’ve been doing the same thing for years.”
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