Ruckersville Community Holds Yard Sale to Help Family in Need
The Ruckersville community is coming together to help a little girl in need.
Four-year-old Zoe Amos can't walk or talk. She has brain damage, epilepsy and lung disease. She is fed by a tube and uses a wheel chair. With the help of the group Smiles for Miles Virginia, the community put together a yard sale Saturday afternoon to raise money for Zoe and her family to get around a little more comfortably.
Zoe's mother, Emily, says the wheel chair makes travel difficult, especially in the family's small truck. "When we go somewhere we have to put the wheel chair in the back of the truck and if it rains or snows you know it's hard to get her in and out," she stated.
Smiles for Miles Virginia put on a yard sale to raise money for Zoe's family to purchase a van.
The pavilion at the Ruckersville Baptist church was packed with goods at Saturday's yard sale. All of the yard sale items were donated from people throughout the Ruckersville community.
The founder of the nonprofit says she hopes the organization raises at least $1,000 for the family.
Emily Amos says she is touched that the community is coming together for her daughter who was too sick to see this outpouring of support. "Its actually nice to know that there's different charities and stuff out there to help families like us and different families that can't afford a lot of stuff," she stated.
If you missed the yard sale but still want to donate it's not too late, click here for more information on Smiles for Miles.
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