‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ at Yard Sale This Week

elderly residents03Mel Bailey Pierre Pierrot, in sweater.
elderly residents06Mel Bailey

A three-day yard sale kicked off at the Evelyn & Louis A. Green residence today.

The building’s elderly tenants are selling donated items from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, with proceeds going toward their holiday party.

Pierre Pierrot, a French-born sweater maker, is one of the East Villagers contributing to the sale. It’s not the first time he has helped out the residents of 200 East Fifth Street: he brought water to them and helped them shower during Hurricane Sandy.

“It’s neighbors helping neighbors,” said Josephine Cadotte, a member of the Jewish Association Serving the Aging, which organized the event.

This week’s sale will end March 13 or 14, depending on the weather. A spring sale will follow in May or June.