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Every time the bell rings when someone pulls through the drop off garage, it signals help for someone in need.
Clarence Scott with Goodwill "We've got a couple of computer games and cd's that the nice lady donated."
Goodwill 'WANTS' you to do a good deed at year's end and donate whatever you can.
Chris Wargo of Bellevue says,"The holidays a lot of this stuff could be used for gifts so figured I would come down here and drop that off and see what people could use."
And Goodwill can 'use' just about everything. Clothes are always needed. What they can't resell, they recycle or repurpose. No clothes are thrown away. Shoes and bags, bins, boxes full of all kinds of things are pouring in the last few weeks of the year. A lot of people do it for the tax write off. Just remember to save that Goodwill receipt.
Scott explains,"We usually have to check everything before we sort it."
That's because Goodwill doesn't have the staff to repair damaged or broken items and there are some things they just can't take like car parts and baby cribs because of product recalls.
Scott says,"A lot of people bring mattresses and we can't accept those. Furniture that's torn up and ripped or wet, we can't take a lot of stuff that's wet."
If an item is damaged and Goodwill can't resell or recycle it, the charity gets stuck with disposal fees. So, keep the bell ringing as you pull through with donations and keep the focus on those in need.
For a list of what Goodwill will and won't take... go to Fox17.com and click on Foxlinks.
Monday, December 17 2012, 09:43 PM CST
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
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