A group of volunteers, many of them also volunteer firefighters, get together after stocking shelves at True Value. Other groups, such as Spring Valley Kiwanis, have also been helping get the new store going. Shown here are firefighters, from left, Jim Steinmetz, Chris Rollie, Todd Jones, Dennis Yoder, Robert Vogen, Troy Harwood, Tony Struzyk, Brian Danielson, Cassie Jones, Matt Jacobson, Troy Lange, Wes Peterson, Jim McCabe, Barb Keefe and Chris Cazpiewski.  PHOTO BY ANDREA HINDT/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
A group of volunteers, many of them also volunteer firefighters, get together after stocking shelves at True Value. Other groups, such as Spring Valley Kiwanis, have also been helping get the new store going. Shown here are firefighters, from left, Jim Steinmetz, Chris Rollie, Todd Jones, Dennis Yoder, Robert Vogen, Troy Harwood, Tony Struzyk, Brian Danielson, Cassie Jones, Matt Jacobson, Troy Lange, Wes Peterson, Jim McCabe, Barb Keefe and Chris Cazpiewski. PHOTO BY ANDREA HINDT/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE
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The new True Value store on the north side of Spring Valley is starting to take shape, thanks to volunteers helping to set up shelves and then stock merchandise.

Owner Todd Jones projects a May 4 opening for the store, which is replacing the downtown store that was damaged by fire nearly two years ago. Volunteers also helped liquidate the inventory at the fire-damaged store and began to prepare it for reopening, which didn't happen due to various issues that Jones encountered.

Organized groups, such as the Spring Valley Kiwanis Club and the Spring Valley Fire Department, have shown up as well as people just stopping by to lend a hand.

"We've had a good group of volunteers," said Jones, although he added he could always use more.

The first shipment of merchandise arrived Monday, April 1, and most of that has been stocked by volunteers. Another full 53-foot truck is planned to arrive today (Wednesday).

Anyone interested in helping out is welcome to stop in the store, said Jones. "It's not hard. You just have to match up the numbers," he said. "It's sort of like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, only this is a life-sized version."