Stark said she hopes to be able to open the thrift store in the new location by the beginning of 2011.
On Saturday, chatter and laughter echoed inside a 4,500 square-foot room that will become the new thrift store as a group of women reminisced while scrubbing the concrete floor.
Debbie Lindquist, of Dallas, said the service project was much more fun than a traditional banquet or luncheon.
â€œIt's so important to reach out to other people in the community and let them know that we care,â€ Lindquist said.
Moore said Southern Nazarene teaches students the value of service. He said Saturday's project just felt like the right thing to do.
â€œThis community gave a lot to us when we were going to school here, and we just felt like it was time to give something back to the community.â€
For more information about Love Link Ministries, go to www.lovelinkministries.org.