Salvation Army's huge garage sale set for Saturday

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FORT WORTH -- Thousands descend each year on the gargantuan garage sale in the 50,000-square-foot Salvation Army Warehouse on Fort Worth's south side.

Started in 1995 and conducted by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, "it's their big annual fund-raising project to support our program," said spokesman Pat Patey. "They beat the bushes for months gathering special gifts from people in Fort Worth, then separating the donations into departments."

The diversity of items is amazing -- from furniture to fixtures, clothes to computers, earrings to exercise equipment, Patey said.

"It's like a department store," he said. "We have just about everything, but we might have only one of a particular thing that they may have a dozen of."

Sale proceeds benefit programs "that include shelter for the homeless, free daily meals for the hungry, a homeless-prevention program for those at risk of losing their home, a transitional-housing program, substance-abuse rehab for chemically dependent women with children, a community food pantry, senior citizen programs, and Christmas assistance," Patey said.

The sale will continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 229 E. Felix St.

"There's tons of stuff to start with, so there will be plenty of stuff left," Patey said.

Terry Evans, (817) 390-7620

Twitter: @fwstevans

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