The scavengers

Burt World Relief

And I mean that in the nicest way. World Relief, one of our partner agencies, does tremendous work resettling refugees from war-torn countries. One of their responsibilities is finding housing for refugees and that includes furnishing many, many apartments. Which is why the warehouse crew at World Relief are scavengers. They look at a filing cabinet and see a dresser for a bedroom. They look at office chairs and see seating for five in the living room.

And, today, at the monthly CRC giveway, they saw two pieces of plywood and thought dining room tables. The plywood was leaning up against a wall in the warehouse, leftover from construction after the flood.

“Uh, what are you doing with the plywood?” asked Burt from World Relief. “Nothing,” I said. “Why, you guys want it?” You’d have thought I just handed him two tickets to an Adele concert. “We can make four dining room tables out of this!”

So off the plywood went to the World Relief warehouse, where it will be transformed into tables where families will sit, share food and talk about how their lives are being transformed in the United States. Not bad for a day’s work by the scavengers.



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

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