The building will need to be inspected before it can be occupied, he said.
Organization officials are struggling to reconfigure operations because of the loss of the building, Shank said. The organization has insurance.
Shank said other floors of the warehouse need to be unloaded so the warehouse can be inspected to see if it is sound.
The fire started in the basement, where donated items that Shank described as odds and ends were stored. Those items, if not lost in the fire, might not have been put out for sale in the organization's thrift shop, he said.
The organization, which includes the Hagerstown Rescue Mission, received several donations near the end of the year, but no more than usual, Shank said. It was hard for him to determine whether the donations were spurred by the fire or the end of the tax year.
Shank thanked people for their continuous support.
The United Way of Washington County gave the organization $5,000 to help recover from the fire, Shank said.
The United Way wants to be part of the total community, said Art Callaham, board president for the local United Way chapter. Even though the rescue mission is not a member agency, board members wanted to support the local nonprofit organization after the fire, he said.
The money came out of a reserve fund that had built up in recent years due to cost-cutting measures, Callaham said.