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Making Do
February 25, 2018 @ 5:55 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Our cooks have a choice. They can use the stove or the oven, but not both. Everything works on our new stove but the wiring in the building is so old that the breaker is thrown if you put everything on at once. Our older stove has broken wiring to ... [read full post]

February 24, 2018 @ 8:14 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The call came in on my cell phone. He had to speak with me right away. Even though it was a holiday. A volunteer had been approached by a community member with an offer for a used laptop for $30. When the volunteer started it up he realized that i ... [read full post]

February 15, 2018 @ 8:10 AM by: Richard Steinecke

One of the recurring disappointments of working at Oasis is how often things disappear. Some of the incidents are understandable (e.g., a community member who skips items they will not use but then takes two items they really want; a volunteer tak ... [read full post]

February 10, 2018 @ 6:41 AM by: Richard Steinecke

No thank you. That was the response from a community member when I put a box with numbers in front of her. (We now use a lottery system for people using our food bank so that they do not wait in line for hours in the cold and wet to be first throu ... [read full post]

February 8, 2018 @ 4:42 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Experiencing a sense of achievement is an important part of a joyous life. Some of our community members do not often have an opportunity to appreciate that emotion. Certainly our volunteers get to experience achievement frequently. As a person wi ... [read full post]

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