New local thrift shop founded on idea to help medically in need

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 5:46 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - While driving on South Greeley Highway, Gunslinger To The Rescue might look like your average thrift store. But its employees want you to know, its more than that.

“The idea is for us to be able to help the medically needy in the area with things that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to get,” said Gunslinger To The Rescue president, Alyse Warren Russell.

Those items are things people might not be able to afford without insurance, like crutches or a wheelchair. Warren Russell said they founded the thrift shop knowing how hard medical expenses can be on people, and everyone can use some help here and there. Opening the shop also hits close to home for her, because she currently has cancer.

“It takes my focus off my own feeling sorry for myself, if that makes any sense. I really truly believe that as beings, we are as valuable, as we are of service to others. One of the great things about life is that there’s no end to love and goodness you can give to people, and the more you’re willing to open yourself up and give, the more you get in return,” said Warren Russell.

Warren Russell is not on her own though, the thrift shop has a lot of people involved. David Burton is the “gunslinger” the shop’s name was inspired by, and he is just happy to help those in need.

“It makes you feel good that you’re actually helping people out as well,” said Burton.

At this time, if you are medically in need, you can email the thrift shop at

Warren Russell said the shop is currently in need of donations, a way to transport equipment to the shop and sponsors to help get their name out there. Warren Russell said help from the community now, will allow them to continue helping those in need.

Gunslinger To The Rescue is located at 1308 S. Greeley Highway and for more information on the thrift store, you can visit its Facebook here.

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