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Area Habitat to host yard sale

The Demopolis Area Habitat for Humanity is having a community yard sale to raise funds and awareness for its mission to provide homes to those in need. People can help not only by buying something at the yard sale on Saturday, but also by donating items to be sold.

“All proceeds are going to the next building of a home on Fulton Street,” said Demopolis Habitat president Freddie Charleston. “We are in the process of selecting a family, so we’re asking everyone to come out to the yard sale.”

The property on Fulton Street behind the former Demopolis police station was donated to Demopolis Habitat for Humanity by Alex J. Roberson in August 2008.

The community yard sale will take place at the former location of the Trooper station on U.S. Highway 80 near the intersection of Bailey Street next to Regions Bank. It will be held on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

“Even if people don’t come out to buy anything, they can come out and make a donation,” Charleston said. “We are trying to make sure that someone has a nice, decent place to live.”

Those who want to bring something to be sold at the yard sale can call Terrie Charleston at 289-7151 or bring it to the yard sale on Saturday morning. People can also bring their yard sale items on Friday to the old Culpepper Warehouse on West Washington Street while Habitat people are there.

The Demopolis Habitat for Humanity will receive a grant from the Black Belt Community Foundation to help with the building of the home.

“This is a grant that they offer to non-profit organizations,” Charleston said. “We got our paperwork in, and they saw the need and what we were trying to do, and they were excited about it.”

The grant will be accepted by Habitat in Selma on Saturday, Sept. 12.