Thrift Shop Will Install

Security Cameras at Lot

The Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Thrift Shop plans to install security cameras in an attempt to stop the practice of dumping television sets and other trash in its parking lot while the store is closed.

According to the agency, donations must be checked and received by the thrift shop staff. Security cameras will record anyone dumping materials on thrift shop property when the store is closed. That recorded information will be turned over to the Tisbury police.

The thrift shop’s mission is to provide funds for unfunded services delivered by the agency. When items are left which the staff deems unsafe or unsaleable, staff at the shop are responsible for properly disposing of those items, which cuts into time designated for customer service, and also diminishes the thrift shop funds.

The thrift shop donor guide can be viewed at More information is available by calling 508-693-7900, extension 374.