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'So come out and support him': Yard sales save Louisville family from houselessness

One Louisville man is selling his belongings and refurbished items to help support his family.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One man's trash, is another man's treasure. And that's the case for one man who's refurbishing used items to help him get back on his feet.

Throughout the week, Tyson Lewis hosts a yard sale alongside Eastern Parkway. 

Lewis started hosting yard sales a few months ago after he was evicted from his home. He said all of his belongings were scattered on the side of the road, so he decided to sell them to make some money for him and his family. 

"I've never been the type to beg or ask for money. I like to go get it my self. And that's what I'm doing," he said. 

A few neighbors expressed their concerns for Lewis' yard sale online. They said they're worried his items are stolen. However, Lewis said he only sells items that he owns or refurbished from the trash. 

"I don't want to cause any ruckus to the neighborhood. I know we're not doing anything bad. We don't cause any trouble and I always clean up afterwards," he said. 

Customer Jo Wright said she's happy to have Lewis in the neighborhood

"For the people who say he's causing problems, I say you're very wrong. So come out and support him. He needs transportation," she said. 

Lewis said he attaches everything to the back of his bike and then places it across the street from Our Mother of Sorrows Church. He said thanks to many church and community members, his family now has a place to stay.

"I'm greatly appreciative for the support. Now I just want to keep going. We have a little bit more money to make until I can get a truck or some type of vehicle," he said.

Until Lewis gets a vehicle, he said he's going to keep hanging his yard sale sign on the side of the road.

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