Neighborhood Treasure at Junk in the Trunk

Louis McClanahan tries on a shirt chosen by volunteer Ann Marie Anderson from a bag of clothing donated at Saturday’s Junk in the Trunk at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center. McClanahan said he has picked up computers and other stuff at previous Junk in the Trunk events. “I reuse it,’’ he said. “Try to get it to work again.”

Louis McClanahan tries on a shirt chosen by volunteer Ann Marie Anderson from a bag of clothing donated at Saturday’s Junk in the Trunk at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center. McClanahan said he has picked up computers and other stuff at previous Junk in the Trunk events. “I reuse it,’’ he said. “Try to get it to work again.”

Junk in the Trunk, held at the Gulfport Neighborhood Center on 49th Street Saturday, February 20, aims to get unwanted items off the streets and alleys, and either disposed of or into the hands of residents who can use them. At the five such events held so far, more than 20 tons of junk have been collected at the site, said organizer Margarete Tober of the Gulfport Neighbors.

“You just never know what’s coming,” she said.

Cory Lewis carries a television Saturday toward his car, where his wife and three of their five children await, with the help of Junk in the Trunk volunteer Wolfgang Deininger. “I can’t afford to buy one for the kids right now,” Lewis said. “Hopefully, it works.”

Cory Lewis carries a television Saturday toward his car, where his wife and three of their five children await, with the help of Junk in the Trunk volunteer Wolfgang Deininger. “I can’t afford to buy one for the kids right now,” Lewis said. “Hopefully, it works.”

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