WEBSTER, N.Y. — Volunteering to help others is making a difference in Webster. 

HOPE Ministry — and its team of some 90 volunteers — assists people in need in Webster and an annual sale helps keep that ministry going. Santas, snowmen, pumpkins, glassware, electronics, toys, furniture and much, much more are up for sale at the HOPE Ministry's annual garage sale at Holy Trinity Church in Webster.

The money raised here supports HOPE Ministry outreach that assists 80 to 100 Webster residents every week.

"I think that the need is great even in the suburbs," said Margery Morgan, HOPE Ministry director. "We think about the city in terms of poverty, but it is more hidden in the suburbs."

"We are here to serve the poor of Webster," said Maria Buttacio, HOPE Ministry volunteer. "Many of the people we serve are the working poor holding one, two and even three jobs in the family just trying to make ends meet."

It’s a ministry in the spirit of compassion, faith, and hospitality by a team of volunteers working hard to make a difference. HOPE ministry is inspiring to new Hope ministries in Penfield in Palmyra. 

For those interesting in helping or shopping, the sale runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.