On Wednesday, March 23, Angel View will break ground on a 26,250 square foot clearance and transportation center on Dillon Road west of Bearce Road in Desert Hot Springs, announced Tracy Powers, general manager of Angel View’s resale stores. The project, which will serve as the headquarters for all of Angel View’s resale operations, was unanimously approved by the City of Desert Hot Springs Planning Commission on March 8.
“This project is a win for so many, including people looking for a unique shopping experience, the City of Desert Hot Springs, and most of all, Angel View’s clients,” Powers said. “The revenue generated by the new clearance center, which will feature deeply discounted merchandise that has been marked down from Angel View’s 21 resale stores, will help fund our programs for children and adults with disabilities. It will also provide needed tax revenue for the City, plus provide a number of environmental benefits.”
By moving the clearance center and transportation operations to the 2+-acre industrial site and utilizing commercial trash and material handling equipment, trips into and out of the valley by long distance haulers will be dramatically reduced. The new location, near I-10 and Hwy 62, will facilitate shipments of baled textiles, bulk recyclable metals, recycled e-waste and pre-crushed and compacted materials.
Scott Matas, Desert Hot Springs mayor, added, “Angel View has been part of the City’s history for more than 60 years. We’re so pleased to support this project that offers so many benefits to our residents, visitors, and clients served by Angel View.”
At build out, the project will consist of 13,325 square foot of industrial space, 9,000 square feet of commercial retail space, and 3,600 square feet of office space. Approximately 40 employees will work at the site.
Angel View’s resale stores accept more than 3 million pounds of donated material each year that is then resold, reused or recycled. The stores offer shoppers great prices on gently used apparel, shoes, jewelry, accessories, books, household goods and more. Proceeds from the sale of the donated items are used to provide a wide range of essential services to children and adults with disabilities who live in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
For more than 60 years, Angel View has provided residential care to children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, giving family members greater peace of mind. The organization also provides an adult Day Program that promotes independence, and community outreach services that help families raising children who are living with disabilities. Based in Desert Hot Springs, Angel View raises funds for its programs through the operation of 21 resale stores located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. For more information or to volunteer at Angel View's stores, visit: www.AngelView.org , email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (760) 329-6471.
Jesus, 23, has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. Once he completed his special education classes, his parents, who both work full-time, needed a place where he could continue to grow. He started our Day Program 10 months ago.
He was shy when he first arrived and prone to speaking one word answers. So we were thrilled to see him open up and use full sentences when he responds to staffers like Hope, whom he clearly adores. Jesus participates in all activities. He knows the routine and where he’s supposed to be. When it’s time to leave, he grabs his bag, waits for him mom, and looks forward to coming back.