American Rescue Workers to hold ‘People Helping People’ auction

The American Rescue Workers will hold the “People Helping People” auction Tuesday at their headquarters, 643 Elmira St. The auction will begin at 5 p.m. with a preview at 4 p.m.

The auction will be held indoors, chairs will be provided and food will be available to all attendees from 4 to 8 p.m.

Professional auctioneer Colonel Sam Astin will start the festivities. He will be joined by students and instructors from the Harrisburg Area Community College auctioneering class.

“If you have never been to an auction before, here’s your chance to bid on furniture, glass, china, pottery, collectibles, dolls, toys, jewelry, linens, vintage clothing and so much more,” said Colonel Sam Astin, auctioneer and commanding officer of the American Rescue Workers.

“McCoy pottery, depression glass, Princess House crystal, sports memorabilia, vintage dolls, 14K gold jewelry, quilts, vintage clothing are just some of the hundreds of items that will be auctioned off,” said Colonel Dawn Astin, co-commanding officer of the organization.

“And there always lots of fun in this fast-paced environment as attendees snap up bargains at unheard of prices,” she said.

All the proceeds will support the operating expenses of the American Rescue Workers and their homeless and hunger preventions programs in Williamsport and Lycoming County.

The American Rescue Workers maintain shelters at Elmira St. and 324 Campbell St. They also operate The Love Center, a soup kitchen and social service center, located at Allegheny and Howard Streets in Jersey Shore.

For more information about the auction, please call 279-1363.

Additionally, the American Rescue Workers issued an appeal for gently used clothing and good used furniture.

Anyone who would like their clothing – as well as good used furniture – to be picked up at their home should call the American Rescue Workers at 323-8401 to arrange for a pick-up.

Or, visit and scroll down to truck stations/donations, to find the nearest truck pick-up location.