Friday, October 31, 2008
This week we had a new refrigerator delivered, courtesy of a grant from the Longacre Family Foundation. When the truck arrived, we found we would need to improvise a bit - the driver expected us to have a loading dock to unload the 500 pound unit. Since there was none, we made a few phone calls to our friendly neighbors. Town & Country Auto Parts sent over their fork truck, the Boys & Girls Club provided a few young, strong helpers, and Bob Fritz, one of our regular volunteers came over as well. In the pouring rain, each of them willingly pitched in, and less than an hour later we squeezed the refrigerator through the front door. This type of effort is so typical, where we call on caring members of the community, who really do the work to make our outreach possible.