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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
Firefighters find body in burned Memphis house
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Fire officials say a man's body was found in a burned house in Memphis.
The Memphis Fire Department says 35 firefighters and other emergency personnel responded to a blaze Monday morning at a one-story house in the Uptown neighborhood.
Firefighters searched the home after they put out the blaze. Fire officials say the body of a man was found in the living room area.
The man's identity has not yet been released. The cause of death is being investigated.
Officials say the home has fire, water and smoke damage. The cause of the fire also is under investigation.
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