LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A huge effort in one East Texas city took place Saturday to raise money to save a women's shelter in need.
Volunteers gathered at two locations in Longview to raise money for the House of Hope women's shelter. A bake sale, garage sale, and even women on roller skates washing cars were part of the effort to raise $150,000 for renovations to the shelter. A classic car show is also going on at Maude Cobb Activity Center to raise money. LeTourneau University students volunteered, as well as female members of the East Texas Bombers Roller Derby team.
"In a whole week to try to raise $150,000 for all the renovations for the House of Hope shelter that we need so that we can open the doors back up and get our women back home safely," said House of Hope spokesperson Shay Caffey.
"We've decided to give all the charity all the proceeds from this show. Every bit of money that comes in here goes to the House of Hope - hope to help them keep their doors open," said car show organizer Carl Crenshaw.
The car show ran through Sunday at Maude Cobb Activity Center from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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