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Helping H.E.L.P: Group holds online auction for building

Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

 The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) collects a lot of items that are then stored until they can get them out to the people who need to use them. 

As Eddie Adams explained last year, “Anything anyone needs, God’s already provided. We just need to connect the donations with the need.” 

But what they also need, in order to store all those items in an organized and sanitary manner until they can connect the donation with the need, is a new building. The non-profit group is currently in the process of organizing a fund-raiser auction specifically to meet that need. 

“Our online Facebook auction begins on March 26, at 12 a.m., and ends April 2, at 4 p.m.,” explained Anna Chaffins. 

Those who plan to donate items for the auction, she added, will need to make sure they can have their donations to the drop-off on April 3, from 12 – 2 p.m. Those with winning bids will need to pick their items up between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Or, if you need to make special accommodations for dropping off or picking up items, you can contact Chaffins at (606)232-1505 to make arrangements. 

Auction items can be paid for with cash or by check at time of pick-up. Checks should be made payable to Health Equipment Loan Program. 

Chaffins said items in the auction were donated by individuals and businesses across Carter and Boyd Counties. These items include, “desserts, crafts, Vera Bradley items, quilts, leather jackets, Pampered Chef items, dishes, Fenton glass, tools, car washes, tanning sessions, throws, candles, homemade items, and gift certificates to over 25 local businesses among other goods.” 

The new building that the organization hopes to have installed is expected to cost more than $8,000 according to the group’s estimates. This includes the building down payment, equipment, and labor, as well as other costs like wiring and outlets, windows, and doors. 

You can find more information on the HELP Facebook page. 

HELP is a 501.c.3. non-profit and can provide a receipt for your donation upon request. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

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