Community yard sale raises $10,000 for hurricane victims

Annie Nock, left, event coordinator of the Community Yard Sale, stands among the thousands of donated items along with volunteers Kathy Presley, Sandy Nock, Mary Kay Wilson and Jeani Parr. Photo by Denny Wendell

The Community Yard Sale in Bay Village to benefit hurricane victims was a huge success, raising over $10,000 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.

“This community is just amazing,” said Annie Nock, event coordinator. “We hatched this idea, got the Bay Village Foundation and community volunteers on board, obtained City Council approval, and started spreading the word in a matter of just a couple of weeks. We received hundreds of wonderful items for the sale, and a large group of rummage sale shoppers turned out.”

Volunteers accepted donations for the sale at the Bayway Cabin a few days before the sale. Volunteers were on hand to help donors unload their cars, and items were immediately priced and organized by theme, including such areas as glassware, furniture, sporting goods, books, toys and electronics. The sale was held on Oct. 6 and 7. 

Al Paulus, president of The Bay Village Foundation, was quick to thank all of the people who volunteered, donated and shopped. “This could never have happened without Annie and her team, including Patti Saracusa, Megan Slater, Tracy Sommer, Colleen Leitch, Michelle Ziebarth, Jeani Parr, Heidi Langer, Mary Kay Wilson, Lurie Cavano and may other great volunteers," remarked Paulus. "They put this together in a short period of time, and it came together without a hitch. And what can you say about the people of Bay Village? No matter what the situation, no matter what the need, this community steps up. Raising over $10,000 for hurricane victims is just incredible. A big 'thank you' to everyone involved, from the organizers, to the volunteers, to the donors, to the rummage sale shoppers. Just a great job by all.”

Elizabeth Milli

Board of Trustees for The Bay Village Foundation

Community Outreach Committee

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Volume 9, Issue 20, Posted 9:55 AM, 10.17.2017