Auction to prevent hunger and homelessness

The American Rescue Workers will hold a spring charity auction on Tuesday. Antiques, jewelry, collectibles and furniture will be auctioned off at 5 p.m. in the ARW warehouse, 643 Elmira St., by Col. Sam Astin.

American Rescue Workers have served the Williamsport community for 80 years.

They operate, preaching gospel and providing emergency assistance, shelter and food to those in need in the community, through monetary donations and the sale of donated items.

“Whatever the avenue or method of giving we count it a privilege to put that gift to work to alleviate human suffering in Williamsport and Lycoming County,” Astin said.

When donations are received at the warehouse, the clothing and goods are sorted based on category, quality and worth.

Items that would otherwise be unusable are organized, disassembled and recycled.

Other items, considered valuable, are designated for the thrift store, eBay or auction.

Many of the auction items are quality, collectible furniture, antique housewares, fine china and glassware, figurines, vintage toys and old dolls, as well as unique hats, dresses, military-issued and other clothing.

The public is invited to view the items in advance at 4 p.m. on Tuesday before the sale.

Chairs will be provided and a food court will be open to attendees from 4 to 8 p.m. in the second floor dining room of the Elmira Street location.

Astin will be joined at the charity auction by students and instructors from the Harrisburg Area Community College auctioneering class, from which he is a 2005 graduate. The public is invited to attend the event.

For more information, call 570-323-8401 ext. 111.

A full listing of items for sale and photos are available at www.conn and www.auc, auctioneer number 4753.