Archive for January, 2016

Thank you Misha for your 10 years of loyal service!


After ten years of loyal service, Misha the cat is retiring from The RE Store. Misha was adopted from a foster home into the old RE Store on Holly Street, where she efficiently curtailed the rodent population and mostly kept to herself in the conference room. In the new store, she became comfortable with people and assumed a new role as feline greeter. Her fans would look for her curled up on her chair of the day. She was sometimes proactive about receiving attention, sitting on the floor, looking up and meowing at whomever walked by. She also visited staff in their offices, slept in sunny windows and generally kept tabs on her 20,000 square foot territory.

Misha is a sweetheart whose presence added another dimension to The RE Store. We thank her for her loyalty, rodent chasing and greeting duties! We will miss her, and wish her many cozy evenings and enjoyment with her new, stable cat-loving family.

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Thank YOU volunteers of 2015!

volunteers 2015 collage

We couldn’t do what we do without the help of volunteers, and 2015 was no exception. In fact, we had more volunteer hours this year than ever before:

Total combined volunteer hours for The RE Store:  203 participants with a total of 4833.87 hours
Breakdown: 78 volunteer participants with 1304.23 hours
113 community service participants with 2121.83 hours
12 trainees with 1407.81 hours

And 89 volunteers for RE Sources events totally 445 hours bringing the grand total to 292 people and 5278.87 hours of people helping us with everything from store displays and salvage services to outreach and events. Thank YOU volunteers!! And a very special shout out to the man with a special gift and commitment to this program, our Volunteer Manager, Ben Lewis.

Considering volunteering with us in 2016? More information can be found on our website here.

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