David's new chair display at The COVER Store.

How COVER Store Volunteer Makes a Difference


Submitted a month ago
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Bill Neukomm

David Fall began volunteering in the COVER Store over a year ago.  Initially he was attracted to the many interesting household items donated to the store: all kinds of hand and power tools for the shop or garden; furniture including dressers, tables, couches, chairs; kitchen cabinets and a very wide range of household goods.  “I love that every time I come into the store, it’s like a treasure hunt.”

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Now David volunteers every week in the store.  He likes to work on special projects that utilize his carpentry skills.  In the past few months, he has designed a new rack displaying COVER’s doors.  He is just finishing a new display rack for all kitchen and dining room chairs.

David has his own high-end woodworking business in which he designs and crafts everything from cutting boards to jewelry boxes. (fallwoodcrafts.com) His skills have come in very handy in the store.

So, why does David invest his time and energy into The COVER Store?  He likes the store’s dual mission of re-purposing donated items and helping fund the home repair program for homeowners experiencing an urgent repair problem without the resources to fix the problem.  He finds that working in the store is one way to feel engaged in the community and to make a real difference in the Upper Valley.

If you would like to know more about volunteering in the COVER Store, please contact volunteer@coverhomerepair.org.

 

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