Garage sale with a heart

A local real estate office brought a day’s worth of karma-boosting treasure hunting to locals over the weekend with the annual Yard Sale for the Cure.

The items up for sale were donated by community members and the community’s generosity had the shelves stocked to abundance.

“We had one lady that didn’t have anything to donate to the yard sale so she brought us a lot of baked goods which was just fantastic,” said a beaming Judy Gray of Re/Max.

Volunteers helped Gray’s team display the donated items in The Moorage’s parking lot and locals began lining up around 10 a.m. to get their hands on the wares while supporting the cause.

They’ve held the annual Yard Sale for the Cure for the past six years and Gray said her team is passionate about helping find a cure for breast cancer “We all have at least one friend or relative, if not more, that have been affected by breast cancer,” she said. “We have several friends right in the community that have, are dealing with, or have overcome breast cancer and we want to support them.” Last year’s sale raised about $1,400.

“Ucluelet is an awesome giving community and it’s the people in Ucluelet that make it that way,” she said noting part-time residents have been quick to embrace Ucluelet’s philanthropic atmosphere. “People dedicate themselves to Ucluelet or fall in love with our community and they always want to give back and make it a better place,” she said. “Everybody participates in the community and as a result we are a better place.”

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