On Saturday, May 23, 2020, House of Mercy hosted a donation drive at Heritage
Hunt for all the residents who have been “cleaning their closets” while at home during COVID-19.
The Junkluggers of Gainesville VA has been a partner with House of Mercy since they started their business last
year and they offered to transport all of the donations during this event. “We expected to fill four
gaylords and have just two truck runs in the planned 4-hour event” said Austin, one of the Junklugger
team members. After the event ended at 12 noon, 27 gaylords had been delivered in five full
“We have been getting at least 5-10 calls per day asking when our donation center will be open. So
many people are cleaning out their closets while they are home during this pandemic, but we are not
able to open yet because of the stay at home order and our limited staff. This was a great solution to
help at least one community get their donations in before we are able to officially open!” said Jessica
Root, Executive Director of House of Mercy.
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