“The FREE Store”
Nov. 30, 2012
I want to say “THANK YOU” to Melissa Yeager, Investigator for 41 Action News for all she is doing to make sure organizations are doing what they say.
Raven Thornheart was a volunteer when Pastor Jim opened the original "The FREE Store" two years ago.
The response was incredible! Bill Maas let us use one of his buildings across from Lee’s Summit City Hall.
The people came and volunteered, Jennifer was awesome!
Pastor Jim asked Raven to leave the store, he told her she could not represent us or volunteer at "The FREE Store".
Last year Raven told the media that she was "The FREE Store" and she was opening for the second year.
People were calling me for information. Again, this year I am getting phone calls. Last year I called the TV reporter and told the reporter that Raven was NOT associated with "The FREE Store" that was open the previous year. She ran the story anyway without disclosing who Raven was and what she was doing.
Because of the way the people have been hurt and mislead, we will NOT be able to use "The FREE Store" name ever again.
Please reference 2010 articles: http://lstribune.net/lees-summit-news/the-free-store-grand-opening-saturday-december-4-downtown-lee-s-summit..htm
Dec. 10, 2010