WASHINGTON CITY – The City of Washington, members of five stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and their neighbors have joined forces to collect goods for a giant flea market or garage sale to help the Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation.
The fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, in the Washington Walmart parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon. People who live in Washington City can put goods in their driveways by 9 a.m. on Oct. 22, and they will be picked up before noon. Others wishing to donate items for the garage sale can simply drop them off at the Walmart parking lot at 7:30 a.m. on the 29th.
The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation provides transitional housing for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The safe housing allows the women to get jobs and to save money for rent and living expenses while they adjust to a new life style.
“The heart and soul of any community is the willingness of its residents to find ways to serve and help each other,” said Washington Mayor Ken Neilson. “Come join us and support a great cause.”
Sue Kimball, Founder of The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation, said they appreciate the time, effort and love from the community.
“We are excited that the largest yard sale in southern Utah history will bless the courageous families we serve,” she said.
Additionally, proceeds will aid the renovation of a home at 440 West Telegraph Street in Washington that will be used for offices, educational and therapeutic space, and additional housing for program participants.
Volunteer contractors and craftsmen who would like to assist in the renovation of that home can call Michele Poast at 435-573-1659 ext. 102.
Donations can also be made online at www.erinkimball.org and going to the online store. Checks can be mailed to The Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation at 162 N. 400 E. Bldg A-202, St. George, Utah 84770. Cash donations will be accepted at the Flea Market and can also be delivered in person to their offices.