Junk King Reno and Reno Sparks Homeless Veterans

Brian Cassidy owns the Junk King Franchise in Reno, Nevada. This is Brian’s story of how he and his team represent the best in what Junk King has to offer.

“It all started with fate.  I own the Junk King in Reno, Nevada.  We do junk removal, junk hauling, and estate cleanouts.  Occasionally, my wife will post on Craigslist or Facebook about a warehouse sale when we need to repurpose of some of the items we pick up through our junk removal service.reno-sparks-homeless-veterans

One of the times we posted, a gentleman, Bob and his wife Michelle, came to one of the warehouse sales and we got to talking.  I found out they ran an organization called Reno Sparks Homeless Veterans.  Their organization helps homeless veterans get housing in Reno.  Coming from a family where both my father and my wife’s father were Vietnam Vet’s, we really wanted to help this organization as best we could.  We asked them what they needed and they said it would be helpful if we could help furnish the housing they find for homeless vets.

From there we asked them to give us a wish list anytime they need anything and we would be on the lookout.  So throughout the months they’ve come down to our warehouse and grabbed a few things they need to help veterans.  From our experience, this is a great way to help veterans.  People don’t realize it; our veterans need so many things that we take for granted in our daily lives.  Items can range from a variety of things such as: light bulbs, dishes, pots, blankets, beds, soap, toothbrushes, clothes, couches, canned food and even cleaning supplies.

renoWe’ve developed a system with Bob and Michelle that when we are doing cleanouts for people, we’ll keep items to the side of our warehouse for them to go through and keep what they need. These items are then used to furnish apartments or houses.  If the items are too bulky for Bob and Michelle’s pick-up truck, we’ll use our Junk King trucks and take over the items. Our crew also helps them move in, arrange and set up the house so they can move in as quickly as possible.

Here at Junk King Reno, we strive to take care of the homeless veterans in the best manner we can.  They have sacrificed so much for our country and even the smallest items can be of help.”

Reno Sparks Homeless Veterans is an organization that is dedicated to helping homeless veterans.  It is run by Bob and Michelle Mello.  They help provide homeless veterans with apartments and homes, in addition they also help refurbish and furnish housing for vets in need.  They also provide them with food, clothing, and everyday items.  To learn more about Reno Sparks Homeless Veterans and how you can help visit: https://www.facebook.com/renosparkshomelessveterans3/

If you are moving or thinking about getting rid of junk, please keep in mind that there are many people in need of these items that we often take for granted.  You can help others in need by checking with your local veteran organizations and seeing what you can do to help.

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