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Mayor Price to open Tarrant County Furniture Bank on Aug. 14

Posted Aug. 13, 2019

couches in a warehouse
The newly opened furniture bank will share new and gently used furniture with families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness.

The Tarrant County Furniture Bank will open Aug. 14 following a 3 p.m. ceremony and ribbon cutting with Mayor Betsy Price. The organization will provide new or gently-used furniture to those transitioning out of homelessness.

Clients are served on a referral and appointment basis only, said Teresa Huskey, founder and executive director.

“The Tarrant County Furniture Bank does not take walk-ins, but will accept referrals through a network of social services agencies and nonprofit organizations that enroll to work directly with the furniture bank,” Huskey said.

Fort Worth’s Directions Home program reports that advocates are housing at least 10 households from homelessness every week, many of whom have no beds, dining tables or living room furniture.

Tarrant County Furniture Bank, a charitable organization, will initially serve Fort Worth and plans to expand its service area to include all of Tarrant County. The furniture bank will depend on donations from residents, the furniture industry, businesses and hotels to keep its warehouse stocked.

Donations can be dropped off by appointment at 2550 McMillan Parkway (formerly the Coors Distributing Co.). For donors who do not have delivery capability, pickup can be arranged, also by appointment, usually scheduled on Saturdays.

To make appointments, call 817-732-8451 or visit the furniture bank website.

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