Not only were people celebrating the 4th of July today, but also helping a friend.
Employees at the Golden Coral in Harlingen held a yard sell today to help another employee pay for funeral expenses for her mother.
Rachel Garay, who helped plan the event, says this is just a small way to help out someone in need.
"We all pitched in... everybody brought a little bit of stuff so we can raise money for her."
Garay said she's not sure how much money they raised, but says every little bit helps.