The American Rescue Workers have issued a challenge to the public to come out and "Stuff the Bus" with gently used clothing.
The organization's yellow school bus will be parked in the former Bi-Lo parking lot located at the corner of Hepburn Street and Park Avenue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from now through Saturday.
"The need is great," said Colonel Dawn Astin, co-commanding officer of the American Rescue Workers. "At the conclusion of the clothing drive, the clothing will be sorted at our facility and then shipped to our eight Thrift Stores throughout the area where it will be available for purchase," added Colonel Astin.
Proceeds from the sale of the donated clothing will be used by the American Rescue Workers to support their homeless shelters in our area including a men's shelter at 643 Elmira St., The Saving Grace Shelter at 324 Campbell St., as well as The Love Center, a soup kitchen and social service center in Jersey Shore.
"This is a great opportunity to clean out your closets, knowing what you donate will be used right here in our community to benefit your neighbors and friends who are in need," said Colonel Sam Astin, co-commanding officer.
Additionally, the American Rescue Workers issued an appeal for good used furniture. Anyone who would like their furniture picked up at their home should call the American Rescue Workers at 323-8401 ext. 10 to arrange for pick up.