Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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July 3, 2014

Yard sale to help PUSH set

ASHLAND —  A yard sale with the goal to help families in need will take place on Saturday.

The yard sale will be a fundraiser hosted by Parents United Support and Help, and they will be set up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking area between 20th and 21st street on Greenup Avenue in downtown Ashland.

The organization is non-profit and has recently lost all the funding they were receiving through grants.

Lee Ann Kelly, the PUSH representative in Ashland, said, “Hopefully we’ll raise a little money. The yard sale is to help us raise funds for parent training sessions, which are rather expensive.”

According to Kelly, all the money received at the yard sale will go toward giving parents the training they need to help better take care of their children.

PUSH is made up of parents from the region who are providing guidance and support to families in the area who may need it.

The parents of PUSH are dedicated to helping support families and children with special needs and disabilities in Carter, Boyd, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence County.

The group helps families with children that have disabilities such as, autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, physical and mental health challenges, by providing information, training and support.

The organization offers meetings for the parents at least once a month in designated locations to come and discuss challenges they may be facing.

“I’ve been a part of PUSH for four years and it has just been really awesome,” Kelly said.

For more information, Kelly can be reached at (606) 585-2439. Carter County representative Becky Burton can be reached at (606) 225-4123. The Greenup County representative, Brenda Baldridge, can be reached at (606) 585-5714. Elliott County representative Sandra Brigner can be reached at (606) 495-5086. Or the Pathways family liaison, Barb Wardenm can be reached at (606) 324-3005, Ext. 4515.

“We’re here if people want more information and they can feel free to call us,” Kelly said.

Kelly encourages everyone to come out to the yard sale and support the organization.

“Family matters,” she said. “It is so fulfilling to know we can help a parent in any way.”

MARY ALFORD can be reached at malford@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2657.

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