Haven of Rest Pickens Thrift Store closes doors

PICKENS — Haven of Rest Ministries closed its thrift store in Pickens as of Aug. 31.

After much prayer and consideration, and a variety of factors, organizers felt it was in the ministry’s best interest to close the store.

While the Haven of Rest and the town of Pickens are saddened to see the store go, it will allow the organization to strengthen other areas of the ministry and propel them to success.

“We are thankful for our loyal customers through the years for investing in our mission to restore broken lives of men and women in need,” Haven of Rest executive director and CEO Stu Butler said. “We feel grateful to have been a part of downtown Pickens for several years.”

Haven of Rest has eight thrift stores located closer to its home base in Anderson, where its Bible-based recovery programs are located. Haven of Rest’s thrift locations include seven thrift stores in Anderson County, including a used appliance store, and one thrift store in Hartwell, Ga.

Haven of Rest Ministries seeks to provide Biblical hope, healing and recovery to men and women who struggle with life-dominating problems such as drug and alcohol addiction or homelessness. For information about the ministry or other locations, visit