Thursday, February 26, 2009

COMPLETED Project 15 Pick up/delivery for Paws to Freedom

COMPLETED 2/28: Taking a break from helping dismantle the shop for project 8, Trevor and Michelle headed out to Beaverton to pick up the file cabinets donated to Paws to Freedom. Upon arrival we realized the file cabinets were bigger than expected. There was a standard 4 drawer, a small two drawer and a behemoth 5 drawer lateral cabinet. Luckily the person donating them had a hand cart to get them to the truck as we did not bring one.

When we arrived in SE Portland we stopped by the Safeway on Woodstock to see if they would let us borrow a hand truck to unload the file cabinets. They were agreeable but only had one that was currently being used to process their shipment.

Next we went to Bi-Mart with the same request. They stated they could not due to the liability issue.

Our third attempt paid off. We went to Ace Hardware on SE Woodstock in Portland. We spoke with Erin and after we explained who we were and what we were doing he offered to not charge for rental of the hand truck as long as we left a deposit that we could collect when the hand truck was returned. That was great!! It made short work of unloading the truck.

Honestly-we don't know what we would have done without them. Once again, it just goes to show that good people are out there. Thank you so much Erin. We couldn't have done it without your help. And thanks to Trevor who, once again donated his truck, time and gas to help others.

Paws to Freedom was so impressed with We've Got Time to Help that they have requested our help again.

Another kind person, who is closing their office, has donated some file cabinets and they have asked for our help picking them up near Barbur Blvd and Capital Highway and delivering them to Paws to Freedom in SE Portland. The person donating is willing to open the office for our volunteers this Saturday to pick up the items.

Anyone have time to help on Saturday? It may not take a truck but will need a larger vehicle such as a SUV or station wagon. Email us at or call 503-953-6018 if you are interested. We have photos of the items if you want to see if they will fit in your vehicle.

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