Yard sale brings in thousands of dollars for local Shop with a Cop event

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- While Christmas may still be months away, folks in Johnson City were busy Saturday morning raising money for this year’s Shop with a Cop event.

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All of the proceeds from the yard sale at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday will go toward Johnson City Police Department’s Shop with a Cop event.

It is a community funded event where dozens of local children are able to eat dinner, and go on a shopping spree with officers.

Organizers like Amber Keller said they are also helping children in need right now.

“At the end of our yard sale today, several charities in our area receive our leftovers, so not only are we helping the kids at Christmas time, but we are helping kids now because some of the community charities come in and get stuff they need for today,” Keller said.

Keller said by the time the yard sale was over Saturday they raised around $4,400 for the cause.

If anyone wants to donate to this years Shop with a Cop event in Johnson City you can find out more by e-mailing jcpdswag@gmail.com.

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