Salvation Army holds furnishings sale for heating assistance program

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- All proceeds from Saturday’s Salvation Army furnishing sale will go towards families that need heating assistance in the High Point, Archdale and Trinity area.

Capt. Bobby Jackson with the High Point Salvation Army said they held a sale last week on the assorted home items and raised $5,000.

"About two weeks ago we had a call from Broyhill at the Market Center asking if we would be interested in coming by and picking up a few items from one of their showrooms. So we went over that morning and a few items turned into more than 700 items," Jackson said.

This Saturday they are hoping to raise more money to help more families.

"The more money we raise the more families we can help. We're designating all this money for energy assistance, so if we raise $10,000 we can on average help another 30 families," Jackson said.

Currently the Salvation Army assists 35-40 families a week.

Each family goes through a short interview with a case worker to determine their need and qualification.

On average each family who qualifies receives $100-$300 toward their bill.

The furnishing sale will be held at the High Point Salvation Army on West Green Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prices are negotiable.

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