WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership held their annual salvage sale in Warren Saturday, selling reclaimed building items from abandoned buildings.
This is the fourth year this nonprofit organization is throwing this event.
It’s part of the organization’s Building a Better Warren program, a job-training program that employs local residents and gives them experience in property maintenance, landscaping and renovation.
Coordinator of Building a Better Warren, Landon Kline, said this prevents recyclable items from being thrown away.
“We’re selling reclaimed materials and architectural salvage, like doors, windows, kitchen cabinets, a lot of furniture, various antiques and more,” said Kline.
Materials are pulled by the Building a Better Warren Crew from the Trumbull County Partnership.
“They go into houses that are pending demolition by the Trumbull County Land Bank and pull the materials that can be used for further projects,” Kline said.
With so many items collected, the Trumbull County Salvage had two salvage sales this year instead of one.
Jacob Smith was a customer who bought a filing cabinet for his new house.
“This is our first time here. My mom actually found it on Facebook, so we just wanted to see what they had. They had some pretty nice stuff. They had windows, doors, and filing cabinets,” said Smith.
Smith also said the salvage sale exceeded his expectations.
These types of events are great for the community because it prevents recyclable items from being thrown away, according to Kline.
“This is stuff that would’ve gone into a landfill had it been demolished with the houses, so we’re trying to preserve local history and try to keep things in use,” Kline said.
Proceeds will go toward the job-training program.