On Saturday, May 3, thirty-one IFMA Atlanta members, family, and friends turned out to assist our Nonprofit Partner Atlanta Community ToolBank with renovations in their new warehouse.
ToolBank is using volunteers to help demolish interior walls and rooms in their new facility, which will save them approximately $25,000 on their renovation costs. Skilled IFMA volunteers demolished two interior rooms, removed carpeting and ceiling tile, removed ceramic floor tile and an industrial vent hood from the kitchen, and tore down two walls and counters from the kitchen area. Volunteers sorted through the materials to recycle insulation, studs and metal. Members also helped pair several hundred cloth and leather gloves, which are borrowed from the ToolBank over 14,000 times per year.
From Patty Russart, Executive Director, and CJ Clark, Warehouse Operations Manager:
Thank you so much for coming out and helping with our demolition. You all were so awesome!! So much done and so much saved by us! If you would like to see some pictures from the day, please visit our Facebook page at Atlanta ToolBank…and don’t forget to like us.
Thank you – thank you!!
The Atlanta Community ToolBank stewards an extensive inventory of tools for lending to charitable organizations to increase the impact of their mission-related efforts in the community. They have been an IFMA Atlanta Nonprofit Partner since 2007.
We invite you to join the Community Services Committee in serving our Nonprofit Partners throughout the year. Contact Committee Chairs Emily Perry (Harris Perry) email@example.com and Rick Yarbrough (T. L. Gowin & Co.) firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Atlanta Community ToolBank – May, 2014