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St. Vincent de Paul Village online specialty auction begins

St. Vincent de Paul Village announced Wednesday that the online bidding for its fifth specialty auction benefiting the area's homeless has opened and is scheduled to remain open through Aug. 26.

St. Vincent de Paul Village is a partner agency of Father Joe's Villages that provides residential services for the homeless.

The auction is intended to provide a way for donors to simultaneously purchase something for themselves and support Father Joe’s efforts to end homelessness. Some items in the auction include a 1959 Ford Ranchero, a 1959 Ford 100 truck, vintage art, jewelry, toys and furniture.

The auction is taking place online at fjvauction.com.

Potential bidders will be able to preview items on Aug. 22 and Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 815 33rd St. in San Diego. The first bid is scheduled to close Aug. 26 at 12:07 p.m.

Father Joe’s Villages and its partner agencies report providing services to more than 15,000 people in 2013, including 3,000 meals per day to the homeless and working poor.

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