Lifters, fixers and sorters


Willie Ford, Carrie Shanklin, Colette Dwyer, Evelyn Buchli and Jeff Simmons

Every year, the wonderful folks at HCA spread out into the Greater Nashville Metropolitan area and volunteer at nonprofits on Community Day. We love that. All of us.

Willie masters the pallet jack

Yesterday was Community Day and we had a loyal (most of the group come year after year) band of merry volunteers who faced a monumental task at CRC World Headquarters. Every month CRC holds a giveaway for about 65 of our 90 nonprofit partners. Lately, the Chicks have been blessed with generous, and voluminous, bulk donations so there was more effort than normal needed to get this giveaway set up.

Betsy and her beautiful shelves

The HCA folks sorted office supplies, put together wonderful shelving CRC bought with the HCA mini-grant we also received as part of Community Day, sorted clothes, set out decorative items, and unloaded a U-Haul full of furniture delivered by other HCA volunteers from another nonprofit. It would have taken Betsy and me a couple of weeks to accomplish what they did in six hours.

And they ate all the Cheetos. I just have to say that when lunchtime came, those folks were loving on the Cheetos. But that’s okay. We bought another bag today.


About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

2 thoughts on “Lifters, fixers and sorters

  1. We had a great time helping that day! Looking forward to next time. (sorry we ate all your Cheetos, but they were good 😉

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