DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Bargain hunters across the Triangle can find a real deal this weekend at the Salvation Army of Durham’s $1 yard sale that kicks off this morning.
The price tag is low but the expectation is high that neighbors and friends will come out and support the organization. The yard sale is an effort to provide community services to Durham and to keep various programs funded.
“I can remember when I was growing up, my family was considered one of the working poor,” said Maj. Bob Lancaster, who has been with the Salvation Army for 45 years. “I’ve only been here four months but I’ve see the love, the compassion that people have for people who are in need and Durham should be proud of that.”
Employees and volunteers spent time Thursday prepping for the massive yard sale.
Like many events such as this, shoppers can expect to find knickknacks and maybe even some treasured piece that will complete their home.
The money raised from the dollar sale will go toward the organization’s emergency fund, food pantry, plus the Boys and Girls Club after school literacy and summer programs.
The yard sale began at 8 a.m. and will last through Saturday.
The organization will also be doing a free winter coat giveaway today as well.
The Salvation Army of Durham is located at 909 Liberty St. at N. Alston Avenue.