Oak­dale Res­cue Mis­sion Hosts Ben­e­fit Yard Sale

The Oakdale Leader - - NEWS - By AU­TUMN NEAL Leader Cor­re­spon­dent

As one of their fundrais­ing events, the Oak­dale Res­cue Mis­sion (ORM) hosted a three-day yard sale, from July 19 through July 21. The event was hosted at the new ORM house at the cor­ner of Church and West G in Oak­dale, with pro­ceeds ben­e­fit­ing the home.

The yard sale stretched from the side yard and into the garage, then through the en­tire back­yard and into the other side yard, with lit­tle room to spare. Items sold were ones that had been do­nated by the Oak­dale com­mu­nity.

“We told them that the do­na­tions ei­ther go into the home or we sell them at the yard sale,” Pamela Kelly, the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of ORM shared. She es­ti­mated that around 50 peo­ple had con­trib­uted to the large sale, with an es­ti­mated 75 shop­pers com­ing to peruse and pur­chase just on Thurs­day’s open­ing day alone.

Kelly re­ported that there had been var­i­ous waves of buy­ers, with Fri­day even busier than Thurs­day’s crew. One hun­dred per­cent of the pro­ceeds went to­ward ORM and its goals within the com­mu­nity.

Of­fi­cials said they will con­sider host­ing another event, though not right away.

“It takes a while to re­cu­per­ate,” Kelly added, but she ex­pressed that they were in­ter­ested in do­ing some­thing like it again in the fu­ture.

For now, their next mis­sion is mov­ing their meal time for the home­less from St. Matthias Angli­can Church to the Oak­dale Res­cue Mis­sion house. Though the build­ings are a mere block away from each other, it’s still go­ing to be quite a change.

“It’s kind of a big deal to move it,” Pas­tor Reese Van­der-Veen of ORM said, in­di­cat­ing they need to get the mes­sage out to all those that ben­e­fit from the meals.

ORM is al­ways ea­ger to ac­cept vol­un­teers, and more in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the project is avail­able on oak­daleres­cue­mis­sion.org.


E-Z Ups were do­nated to the Oak­dale Res­cue Mis­sion fundrais­ing yard sale event, which was per­fect cov­er­age from the sum­mer heat. They were able to cover up piles of bed sheets and com­forters, beat the heat for DVDs and CDs that were for sale in the back cor­ner, and shade elec­tron­ics like TVs.


Scarves and other cloth­ing items were among those that shop­pers were able to peruse at the Oak­dale Res­cue Mis­sion yard sale, hosted at the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s new lo­ca­tion in Oak­dale.

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