SOMERVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A woman in Morgan County is doing her part to help those in need by making sure they have access to clothes, food and other household items for a very low price. WHNT NEWS 19 received more than one email about Rhonda Hamilton and her family's efforts to give back through the God's Glory Thrift Store. It's small, but they're making a big impact.
"We do this to help our community," explains Rhonda Hamilton, owner of God's Glory Thrift Store on Highway 36 in Somerville. "All of the prices are fifty cents on the clothes, except for the jeans. The adult jeans are one dollar. None of our jackets are over three dollars."
There are also shoes, purses, and household goods for one dollar.
"I keep everything extremely cheap so people can come in here and buy things," says Hamilton.
God's Glory Thrift Store opened in April of this year.
"God laid it on my heart to do this," says Hamilton. "I fought God for a year and God won of course. I`m here and He has just been blessing us a tremendous amount."
Hamilton is passing the blessings along to others in the form of low priced goods and donations. One example is of a lady that came in and didn't have a bed.
"Her son was sleeping on nothing but a little palette," describes Hamilton. "He's disabled. I donated them a bed with all the covers sheets everything."
They also support students at Cotaco school, by giving supplies, toys, clothing, and food those who don't have it. It's that kind of generosity that prompted Jamie East to send us a Pay it Forward nomination.
"I just wanted her to know she's doing good," says East. "The families appreciate it and the workers like me appreciate it. It is just an awesome thing that she is doing for Morgan County. It's such a blessing to have people like her in our community."
A hug and $319, brought Rhonda Hamilton to tears.
"You don't know what this means," says Hamilton. "This is going on heaters. Every penny of this will go toward buying space heaters."
Hamilton didn't waste any time. Hours after we paid it forward, she sent us this picture of the space heaters they were able to buy using the $319. She bought 10 space heaters and will give them away, for free, to people who are struggling to heat their homes.
If you have donations, the store needs them and will even come pick it up from you. Contact the store at (256) 502-1354.