Monday, December 03, 2007

Good Shift at Harvesters

Undeterred by alarmist predictions of freezing rain and sleet, around 15 bloggers and friends showed up at Harvesters to work a shift. For a few hours, we sorted and packed 20 pound bozes of skin and body care products, 25 pound boxes of hair care products, 10 pound boxes of feminine hygiene products, 20 pound boxes of dental care products, and 10 pound boxes of over the counter stuff, the miscellaneous category.

If you've never been out there, it's a heck of an operation. In a nutshell, they take you and your group to a huge stack of items, tell you how they want it sorted, packed and labeled, give you supplies and set you loose. It looked like hard work for those who weren't making labels, but we got through loads of stuff, making it ready for distribution to agencies that will use it to help our poor.

After the work, we got a complete tour of the facility and watched an inspiring video. It helped place our work into context, and made sore muscles feel more purposeful.

Then there was the beer, brats, pizza, pumpkin pie, cookies and conversation at the gonemild household. While I greatly enjoy her company, I'm thankful that M. Toast left before her Sooners started whipping my Tigers.

It was a very good time, working with other bloggers and accomplishing something worthwhile. If you have a group that needs an activity, I highly recommend spending a shift there. And, if you'd prefer not to be quite so active, participate in one of their fundraising drives or drop off some canned good in one of the barrels at the grocery stores. Maybe the bloggers will show up and sort them again sometime.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is Michelle?

12/03/2007 7:40 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Sorry we didn't make it. I came home from class to find yet another flood in my apartment. We spent the afternoon cleaning up the mess.

12/03/2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger m.toast said...

>While I greatly enjoy her company, I'm thankful that M. Toast left before her Sooners started whipping my Tigers.

Hah. And here I was thinking I should've stayed longer to share the joy with you.

12/03/2007 12:15 PM  
Blogger Spyder said...

Quote of the evening;"Does it freak you out when they stroke your meat?"
Toast

12/03/2007 11:34 PM  
Blogger mamagotcha said...

Thanks for hosting this, Dan. Great to meet you and the rest of the local blog crew. And I'll come drink your beer anytime!

12/08/2007 2:12 PM  

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