Recap of 2016 IISE Conference Service Project at Habitat for Humanity Restore

by Brion Hurley

The 4th annual IISE service project was held on May 21, 2016 at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Anaheim, CA.

We had a great turnout, 20 volunteers! We actually had to turn people away due to the interest level, so we’ll consider that into our plans for next year. It’s a good problem to have.

We started out with a volunteer luncheon at a sandwich shop nearby. Most of the volunteers were able to make it to lunch, so that was great to get to know one another, and catch up with friends.

Next, we loaded up into the bus, and we headed to Restore. Restore receives donated household and construction items, and sells them to the public. The proceeds help fund their core work of building homes for low income families.

When we arrived, we broke up into two teams. Team A worked in the warehouse, unpacking, assembling and delivering furniture to the showroom floor. The must have setup some efficient processes, as they were done within a couple hours. This was a big priority for Restore, as these were very nice items, that would bring in good money for the store.

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