We had a great day on Saturday. During the week we gathered all the items, sorted the items into groups and prepped for the day.
Saturday our people arrived at 8am to receive instructions. We then moved all the stuff out into the parking lot. Each item had a designated space. By 9:30am all areas were sorted, placed on tables or on in their area, the grill was cooking, and kidz zone was ready. At 10am we opened the area by removing the caution tape and people began to shop.
People were amazed that everything was free. Each person received what they needed from furniture, to clothing. The atmosphere was buzzing and people were genuinely touched by our kindness.
A lot of people were puzzled and pondered why we would invest the time and energy to give all we had received away for free. When asked, we simply answered, “We just wanted to show you God’s love in a practical way.”
We cleaned up and were out by 1pm. We did have some clothing left so took the clothing to Hanna’s Treasure Chest and Goodwill. Goodwill in turn give us clothing vouchers to give to people in need who come to our food pantry.