The Bethany Life thrift store, Affordables, recently donated $30,200 to purchase a new wheelchair accessible van for the Households of Bethany nursing home in Story City.

Betsy Warburton, CEO of Bethany Life, thanked the volunteers who work at Affordables for their commitment to the Bethany Life mission and in providing this terrific gift.

Denice Reisetter, Affordables store manager, said, “We have over 25 volunteers who spend thousands of hours each year working in the store. We could not provide the support we do without their hard work. We are very grateful.”

Affordables is celebrating its 12th year of operation and is located at 630 Pennsylvania, Story City. The store sells both donated and new furniture, household goods and decor, clothing, books, jewelry, sporting goods and much more.

Affordables is a part of the work of the Bethany Life Foundation. To volunteer at Affordables contact Denice Reisetter at 515-733-5304.

Bethany Life is a full continuum aging services provider serving more than 1,000 individuals annually in central Iowa. To learn more about Bethany Life and how you can support its cause, visit Bethany Life’s website at or contact Larry Elphic, VP of Resource Development, at 515-509-3299.