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The SUV rests inside the thrift store among the racks of clothes and other items. WRCB photo The SUV rests inside the thrift store among the racks of clothes and other items. WRCB photo
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The outside of the Ladies of Charity Thrift Store on Rossville Blvd. Photo by Tim McCurry/Staff photojournalist The outside of the Ladies of Charity Thrift Store on Rossville Blvd. Photo by Tim McCurry/Staff photojournalist

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- A SUV slammed into a local thrift store Tuesday morning, leaving a gaping hole in the side of the building.

The Ladies of Charity Thrift Store, on Rossville Boulevard, wasn't open when the accident occurred about 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

The vehicle left a truck-sized hole in the building.

None of the passengers were injured.

Officials say the car hit two other cars before crashing. A driver in one of the cars was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The accident is being investigated by the Chattanooga Police Department.

According to archives from our partners at the Times Free Press, Ladies of Charity of Chattanooga opened the thrift store in 2008.

The group decided last year to relocate from East Main Street, its location for nearly 30 years, to the higher traffic site with a larger retail space in the former Eyear Optical building.

"Revenue from sales at Greater Good Thrift Store helps fund our programs," store manager Darleen Crowson said in 2008. "We hope the new store name and location will give passersby top-of-mind awareness of us."

According to its website, Ladies of Charity is funded by financial contributions and from the proceeds of sales in the Resale Store. It says the Resale Store has been the major source of funds for many years. All items sold in the store are donated. They include clothing, household goods, linens and furniture. Even many fixtures and displays in the store were donated.

The charity is affiliated with Chattanooga's Our Lady of Perpetual Help church.

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