GIRARD — When The Girard Bible Church heard that one of the members of it’s congregation had experienced a serious stroke, they sprang into action.

According to church secretary Terri Harley, church member Tim Stevens suffered a stroke at work, and the church knew it would affect his ability to continue his job as he had before. The church first set up a collection, but decided they could do more for the family.

“This could have been a much worse situation,” Harley said. “This is the kind of stroke that ends lives.

The lord has brought him through this, so now we need to support them.”

That support will be on full show Friday and Saturday when the church hosts a rummage sale with the funds raising going directly to the Stevens family.

“We just want to help these people, they are great people, and we want to give them a hand up,” Harley said. “We know we need to band together and help. We don’t see enough of that in this world nowadays.”

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25, and will be located in the church’s gym.

According to a release provided by the church they expect a wide variety of items to be available for shoppers including furniture, toys, home decor, bikes, and jewelry.

“We are marking these items very reasonably,” Harley said. “We want them to sell so we can help this family.”

Donations for the sale are being accepted at the church during afternoon hours on Wednesday through Friday of this week. The church is also accepting financial donations.

Girard Bible Church is located at 204 W. Northern Street in Girard.