|Elder and Sister Cook|
They couldn't find a place to unload the container, so Mr. Rohaman consented to let us use his a spot on his Rohaman Park property. His buildings are across the street from our Garden Park branch building. It was a 30 foot by 30 foot place with a roof and a wall on each end. Thirty or forty sisters came to help, and eight people from the Council of Persons with Disabilities.
We were instructed to unload the trucks and put everything in separate piles. We ordered pizza and fed about 60 for lunch. The sisters opened the big bundles of clothing from the sort center and separated it into mens, ladies, children, babies, and household items. Most of them packed a little goodie bag to take home with things they wanted. After three or four or five trips with the truck everything was unloaded. We were happy to be done. Then the leader of the Council group said when we come back tomorrow we can put everything in piles for each of the 25 groups in the Council. My mouth dropped open because we could have done that during the day. Our sisters would unload for a while and then sit and wait. I finally told her that we would come back on Wednesday and bring the Elders and arrange it in piles for each group. I told the sisters that we wouldn't need them to come back.
On Wednesday, our 10 Georgetown Elders came, and most of the sisters came back. The council leader had invited them back. We worked hard all day. The Elders had to load a truck and take a bunch of the stuff to be stored at the Center for the Blind. The Elders were throwing those boxes around in a chain line. The sisters did that also, on the Monday. We got everything put into 25 piles for the different groups. The sisters turned out to be very useful because they had to put a little of every kind of clothing in one bag for each of the groups, and they packed another bag of goodies to take home. We ordered pizza again. Because the place was not large enough we put down pallets with big pieces of plywood on them and piled the things on that. Mr. Rohaman had his workers put up a tent.
|Kendrick from LaGrange.|
|Sister Goodluck and Sister Chin and others.|
|Some of the wonderful sisters who helped.|
|Mark Cuehlo, who left on his mission this morning, Bro.|
Crookshank, who has a gold mining operation, Elder Beecher, President
Reese from the Garden Park branch, Bro. Braithwaite, and Bro. Beharry.
|Elder Gines, Elder McClain, Elder Mecham, Elder Anderson (in the back), Elder Reise,|
Elder Babb, Elder Andreamanantena and Elder Wilson. Elder Nedd and Elder Giddings were gone unloading the truck.