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1,000 Orders Officially made!

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  The Houston Community ToolBank has officially become the first Toolbank to reach 1,000 orders in a year. We reached a Milestone at the Toolbank by fulfilling our 1000th order. Thank you to all our local member agencies for helping us reach this mark. The Memorial Park Conservatory was our 1000th order, they have been a faithful borrower for at 4 years and have used our tools for volunteer events and more recently for public programs in the park, such as The Fitness Fair.
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The Volunteer for the Martin Bailey Garden Project (Stage 1)

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Volunteers Houston ToolBank is excited to not only partake in Disaster Relief, but we also like to lend our tools for local community led events. The Volunteer for the Martin Bailey Garden Project (Stage 1) was a project Hosted by Vox Culture, “This eco-garden is a green space that will produce resources for students, including food and educational opportunities.”  Nguyen T. Nguyen of the Rotary E-Club of Houston was the leader of the event. This event was planned by both him and the assistant principle of Margaret long wisdom high school. With over 30 other volunteers; students, faculty, the Rotary E-Club of Houston, and the Houston ToolBank. I had the pleasure of being present to watch the tools being put to use in a positive way that impacted the way Margaret long wisdom high school would be viewed by the current student and staff, including future one’s.  Filling the Garden Beds I had the pleasure of speaking…
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Distributing Tool Shed Replacement Kits to individuals impacted by Harvey

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Welcome to the Houston Community ToolBank blog! This is the place to see where our blue tools are, what’s happening in the warehouse and the office... and which project is next up for the ToolBank. For our first blog post, we’re excited to chat a bit about our Tool Shed Replacement Program. As of last week, we have sent out 450 tool shed replacement kits into the community to be given to individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The kits were put together using tools generously donated by Apex, a tool manufacturer based out of Maryland. [caption id="attachment_4097" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Some of the assembled Tool Shed Replacement Buckets in the Warehouse.[/caption] Since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, we’ve been working with nonprofits all across the region to help with recovery, lending out…
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