Remaining donations for fire victims to be sold in yard sale

CAROLINA FOREST, SC (WMBF) - When you need everything, where do you start? How do you start all over? That's a question the victims of the Carolina Forest Fire have been struggling to find the answer to.

In the weeks following this devastating fire that burned 26 apartment buildings, there has been a great outpouring from the community. But the problem is right now many of the victims don't have a place to put everything they need.

Volunteers say it's been overwhelming for them, and they've been walking the victims through all the donations helping them pick up what's needed. But soon the donation center will have to clear out and prepare to host another event.

So organizers are switching things up-- they want the community to come out and buy what's been donated. Starting Friday there will be a community yard sale since the X Gym warehouse is just filled with all kinds of items-- shoes, clothes, toys, and other household items.

For the next two days, the goal is everything must go! Then all of the proceeds will be pooled together, and will go straight to the Windsor Green Fire victims to help with monetary needs.

"And that is our main goal," said Nicole Couilliard, one of the sale's organizers. "You know to help these fire victims whether it's starting their lives over with items, to go into their permanent housing, or cash."

The yard sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. But it won't stop this weekend, WMBF News has learned there are now plans to open up a temporary thrift store at the X Gym Sports Mall, so money can continue to come in to help the victims.

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