When you walk into Red Barn Resale you are greeted with a warm welcome and people who have a passion to help others.
Red Barn Resale is a nonprofit organization that has been sprouted from Red Barn Ministries. Kathy Warrington runs Red Barn Resale. Her passion and devotion to helping others is apparent the moment you walk through the door.
“Our main goal is to reach out to the people in the community and be able to help them as much as we can,” Warrington said. Red Barn Resale first came to life back in 2018 and has tried to get on their feet for the last two years.”
Barbara Akers has helped Kathy with the business since it began and still donates her time to help in any way she can. The store is made up of items from storage units they purchase. Inside these units you will find things such as house décor, furniture, clothes, toys, and more available for purchase. Connected to the storage units there is a small building that holds items such as clothing, purses, and shoes.
“I would not be able to help my family through the seasons if it weren’t for Kathy and her store,” a customer who wished not to be identified said.
Red Barn Resale also does their best to donate to whomever they can. “DFS, the Health Department, and Head Start have come in before looking for clothes to give to people they know are in need,” Warrington said.
It also donates some of their profits to two major foundations, such as the ANSA North American pure water provider, which is a system that purifies water for people around the world and Sarah’s Sewing Center, which provides sewing machines to women in Pakistan so they may learn how to make clothing. These are just some examples of how Warrington focuses on helping others. Also, during the winter, Red Barn Resale also serves as a warming center that provides homemade soup, hot coffee and hot cocoa.
In order for Red Barn Resales to continue to serve the community, it is eager to accept donations whether it is money, clothes, furniture, toys or more.
“We would love for some people to come and volunteer,” Warrington said.
On Nov. 7, Red Barn Ministries will have an outreach from noon to 8 p.m. at 1573 Sugar Grove Road in Troy.
“There will be live music, flag shows, shofars, dancing, and more,” Warrington said.
Her goal for this event is to bring more attention to their ministries, and to help Red Barn Resale reach more people who are in need.