Resurrection Funky Junk raises money for East Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Resurrection Funky Junk raises money for East Lubbock

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Lubbock Dream Center held its third annual Resurrection Funky Junk on Saturday.  The Lubbock Dream Center is an outreach program of Church on the Rock that serves hundreds of people in the East Lubbock area.

Shanna Hargrave, the Lubbock Dream Center Fundraising Coordinator said it's one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.

Resurrection Funky Junk was held Saturday February 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Church of the Rock building at 105th & Slide.

Terri Bryan has been a volunteer at the event since it began and said it has gotten bigger each year.

"It's just grown. It's almost like it doubled and this year it's just phenomenal. So we're very pleased with the turnout," Bryan said.  

They raised around $25,000 as 1,300 people came through the doors.

Bryan said Resurrection Funky Junk is not just an ordinary rummage sale, it's about touching lives. 

"I just love the fact that it's bigger than we are and it's just a way to serve and to help other people and just become a part of a team of serving," Bryan said.

The Lubbock Dream Center reaches six hundred people each week in the Slaton and Bean Neighborhoods.  Bryan said they specifically try to help the less fortunate.

"Every day there's a different story that comes in. A lot of it breaks your heart. A lot of it you just can't believe that there are people in our town and in our city that have some really troubled lives," she said.

Shoppers browsed through upscale resale products ranging from restored furniture, trendy name brand clothing, purses, and shoes, home decor, gourmet treats, creative gifts and more.

Eighteen vendors came out to showcase their items. A part of their proceeds will go to the Dream Center as well.

One shopper, Veronica Rodriguez, said she was there for about three hours and could not get enough. 

"When I heard resurrection or something, I knew about the clothing, I thought it was probably going to be more like a yard sale kind of thing and so I really didn't know what to expect.  But when I walked in, I loved it. I like the way it kind of looks more like a small boutique and so it's lots of fun," she said.

All of the proceeds will benefit programs of the Lubbock Dream Center, which provides computer classes, GED prep classes, a free clothing closet, free food, support groups and Adopt-A-Block cleanup to the Slaton/Bean neighborhood. 

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