By Isiah REYES
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station is having its annual rummage sale on Saturday, May 30 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lower parking lot of the Sheriff’s Station.
The station is still accepting donations of clothes, toys, furniture, sporting equipment, housewares and small electronic equipment for the sale. The proceeds will go directly to the station volunteer fund which helps support many of the station’s community programs.
“The purpose of this event is to raise money for the station volunteer program and for the station,” said Sgt. Cynthia Gonzales. “The volunteer program uses the proceeds to pay for the banquet and to help fund things for the station that the county does not pay for.”
The programs that the volunteer fund supports are the Annual Toy and Food Drive, Volunteers on Patrol, Neighborhood Watch programs, Arson Watch, and other community outreach events.
In 2014 the Crescenta Valley Station Volunteers worked over 11,000 hours, saving the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. nearly $260,000. The station currently has 54 volunteers donating their free time to make the station a better place and freeing up the station personnel to better serve the community.
“I think the volunteers are amazing,” said Gonzales. “Most of them are senior citizens or are retired and for them to come out here, some of them every day, to volunteer for a station and for an organization like law enforcement that they believe in is awesome. We need more people like them. They’ve become my friends and I have a lot of respect for them.”
Pick-up of items is still available. To donate, call Dep. Jesus Alcala at (818) 236-4021, or Gonzales at (818) 236-4019 to schedule a pick-up.
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station is located at 4554 Briggs Ave. in La Crescenta.