Thanks to our new hotel donors; Amway Grand Plaza, Hampton Inn North and soon Baymont Inn with their donation of Queen Mattresses! This is a huge blessing to our Refugee Resettlement program where we resettle over 300 + refugees each year!
Check out my awesome orange pants ^ ^ ^ ^
My amazing partner Christina helping load carts of comforters from Amway Grand Plaza into our little van/trailer.
Donations literally filled our van to the brim! We had to jump out of the way to shut the door. This is such an amazing blessings!
These are the loads of queen sheets that were donated from Hampton Inn north. Those bags are HEAVY! Where to put them all?!
We counted over 60+ comforters that were donated…..
We had to figure out where to put all of them…. Luckily, Ben our AmeriCorps Supervisor was willing to compromise. Good thing he will be safe if an earth quake ever strikes.
I need to shout out to Ashley Captil as well! Around the same time, they donated 1,500sq feet of storage space right next to our office! This is a huge blessing because currently out storage units consists of two small garages that have a limited amount of space to store donations and another small storage unit that holds all of our housing goods. With this new storage unit, we will be able to accept more donations in larger quantities, as well as the mattresses being donated to us by Baymont Inn hotel at the end of this month!
I am so excited to see the change happening at my work since I started last July… I have a few more goals before I finish out my year at Bethany Christian Services with AmeriCorps.
1.) I would like to get a grant for a box truck or one that is donated to us for free!
* With a box truck, we will be able to make less trips picking up donations and moving in clients.
2.) I am trying to put together an event for World Refugee Day June 20th. This will be at Celebration Cinema and we will be showing a documentary.
* My goal is to recruit enough volunteers to help with the next VISTA’s arriving after I leave. I also would like to bring in awareness and more donations. Hoping this will launch me to meet some organizations who will want to hire me. 🙂
3.) I am hoping to leave behind an organizational process for the next AmeriCorp Vista who will be taking over my position in July.
Want more information?! email me at Agilbert@bethany.org