Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Community Support In Vermont

Good News Garage volunteer, Bridgette Graham, and I just returned from a trip to Southern Vermont. We stopped in to Hemmings Motor News in Bennington, to see how the MGB is coming along. We are planning to sell the refurbished car in a drawing starting next month. Craig Fitzgerald, the Hemmings editor, who is restoring the car, gave us a wonderful tour of the Hemming's collection of vintage vehicles. If you are ever in Bennington stop by Hemmings to see the collection. They will close it in the winter, so go soon.

Our next stop was Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont. Tony Resinski invited Good News Garage to come and set up an information booth at their employee orientation day. We were very impressed with the hospitality shown us. Mount Snow Resort is a beautful ski and board spot. The employee at the event were friendly. Many stopped by and asked good questions about our car donation program and about the tax deduction.

Tomorrow I will be attending the United Way's volunteer management class. I am always looking for ways to best support, encourage and acknowledge the incredible people who work with us.

Last week six IBM employees volunteered at Good News Garage as part of the United Ways' Day of Caring. We submitted a request for help in repairing the rail. It was chipping and looking very shabby. We want our entrance to be bright and welcoming. Now, thanks to the IBM volunteers, a nice coat of new paint, it looks welcoming and cheery!

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