A third birthday for North Okanagan Gleaners

The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners used furniture store helps provide meals and medical equipment to those in need

The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners used furniture and appliance store is celebrating its third anniversary on the weekend of Oct. 25 and 26.

The store has grown from small beginnings at the old Kal Tire building to its present location at 4405-29th St. across from Carpet Castle.

“We have seen significant growth, especially in the last year,” said Jim Vandertas, with the Gleaners. “God has blessed our efforts beyond all of our expectations and continues to open the hearts of the people from the North Okanagan with donations, and not to forget our volunteers — they are certainly appreciated.

“With great joy we were able to add our own pickup cube van, which was donated, and that is keeping us busy with pick-ups, usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.”

The store is able to support the Gleaners plant on Whitevale Road in the Lumby area that has produced millions of cups of soup for the hungry around the world.

“In addition we have shipped used medical equipment as well to needed countries from this plant.”

The Gleaners used furniture store is at 4405-29th St. For more information, call 250-549-1123.