GRAND JUNCTION, CO - A local nonprofit announced a new way to support the troops.
Grand Junction's Operation Interdependence (O.I.) holds a open house for their new shop, which offers a variety of items the public can now purchase.
O.I. provides care packages to troops stationed around the world and they run entirely off donations.
The shop began as a way to bring in business to help provide for the packages O.I. sends out every month to military members.
Staff thanks those who have donated items the shop can sell and to the volunteers that help keep the local nonprofit functioning.
Along with the open house they also held a bake sale. All the money raised from the shop and other fundraisers help pay for postage stamps, which cost two to three thousand dollars every month.
"We supply enough packages to 2,500 of our military that is deployed and need not only the notes and the products to we put into the bags but we also need the funds for shipping, so we now have a little shop inside our office to help us to pay for shipping," said Karon Carley, manager for O.I.
The staff feels the shop is a great addition but will continue to raise money other ways by being at local events.
If you hope to visit the shop their address is 2944 D 1/2 Road. Unit 206, Grand Junction, CO 81504.