UPDATE 3/9: The owners of this business, with the help of our volunteers, were able to get the rest of the supplies and equipment out of the building. Thanks to everyone who helped with this one. It was the best volunteer turn out we have had to date!
UPDATE 3/2: Seth went back out today to help wrap this up. They tore down more equipment, moved more items to storage and cleared out all the garbage. We are waiting to hear if they need help. As soon as we hear any additional news we will let everyone know. Thanks again to all the volunteers who worked on this with us!
UPDATE 2/28: First of all, thank you to all of the volunteers that showed up to help, especially on such short notice. Lynn, Aric and Jenn, Mel, Trevor, Seth and Michelle all showed up to help out a family business tear down their shop. Margena and Rodger from King's Embroidery also donated about a dozen shirts with We've Got Time to Help's new logo embroidered on them. Margena and Rodger worked late into the night on Friday, just to make sure that they could have our shirts ready for us. Thank so much to King's Embroidery!!
We wish we could have been there under different circumstances or for a happier occasion. But, unfortunately, Modern Color was one of the latest casualties in this economic downturn. They are a great group of people who deserved more than to have to shut their doors.
So, the volunteers started showing up around 9am and immediately got to work. Anything from talking loads of trash to the huge dumpster to dismantling equipment. Everyone was a great help! We didn't get all of it done, but we made a big dent. Seth is going back out there Monday, March 2nd (tomorrow), to help out some more. Anyone is more than welcome to give us a call at 503-953-6018 if you'd like to help out this week. There is more moving to be done and more breakdown of equipment that needs to happen. Just give us a call or email if you're interested.
The owners of Modern Color also said that they are going to try and open up a smaller shop ASAP. They are hoping to be operational in their new location within a week or so. Please keep them in mind if you need any signs or banners or you know of someone who could use their service.
Thanks again to everyone for helping out on this! You are much more appreciated than words can say.
UPDATE 2/28: The business is called Modern Color and is located at 6132 NE 114th. This is near airport way. If anyone can help this Saturday, the 28th, please let us know immediately! Email us at email@example.com or call us at 503-953-6018. Or just show up!! Any time, no matter how, small will help this family in their time of need.
Does anyone have time to help this family?
UPDATE 2/26: It is with a sad heart that we announce that this small local company has to close it's doors. It is a small family run business that can no longer stay in business with the economy in its current state. What they need now is immediate help moving the equipment out of the building. They have a storage unit, a truck with a lift gate rented, pallets and pallet jacks. All they need is help getting everything out. Their entire family worked for this business and are now all unemployed.
If anyone can help this Saturday, the 28th, please let us know immediately!! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 503-953-6018.
One of our volunteers has a local sign and banner making business that is hurting because of the economy. I would like to get a small group of volunteers together to get out in our neighborhoods and try to get them some more business.
We could canvas just about anywhere and I have some specific companies that I want to contact.
If anyone wishes to help on this project, just email email@example.com or call 503-953-6018.