A Local Goodwill Receives Very Unusual Gift

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By: Elizabeth Nickerson

June 7, 2013

Crawfordville, FL--"Its like a hobby due to the fact that they have so much good stuff here," said Marcus Ricktts, a Goodwill shopper.

The goods at Goodwill range from clothing to cookie jars, but a firearm? That is what workers at a Goodwill in Crawfordville found in a tub donated last week.

"There were large ones, small ones and everyone knows what a shot gun shell looks like," said Stephanie Kemp, the Store Owner. "So those were just some of the different things that were in the tub."

According to a store employee, it was a bucket full of some deadly donations. It was two loaded pellet guns and an assortment of ammunition were given to her in a sealed container.

"It's somebody's carelessness and it could have hurt somebody," said a Goodwill shopper.

Although it may shock some people, the store manager is not surprised.

"When I first started working for Goodwill and I would see some of the donations I would be like Gasp, I can't beileve they would donate that, but now everything is a pretty common place," said Kemp.

Goodwill Industries has a policy to turn in any hazardous material like, guns or chemicals, to the nearest police or Sheriff's Office.

That is what Kemp did and according to the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, all the weaponry was destroyed.