Working Close to Home

Sometimes, it really is a small world (after all).

Once again we joined forces with the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership for a successful event.  And right in our own back yard, as it were. This project was right at the corner where Tuality Lodge #6 stands, and we helped our Masonic Brothers as well as the rest of our community.

We were back in the landscaping game for this project: digging up weeds, spreading mulch, and planting some new plants. During the process we discovered some old bricks that we believe were part of the original coal chute of Tuality Lodge, and we put them to a new and more decorative use. The star of the show was the huge pile of mulch that was brought in for the occasion–we tried valiantly to vanquish it, but it won out as lack of time and flower beds got the better of us. We know the City of Hillsboro will have a great time distributing it elsewhere around town.

As always, we had a lot of fun and met some great new people. As the weather improves, we are looking forward to doing more projects. Maybe next time we’ll be busier and not quite as sore the next day!


Off To A Great Start

Kicking off by cleaning up!

Our first project was a great success! All three of our founding members were present to help with fall cleanup in downtown Hillsboro. The weather was perfect and our team was just one part of the event, working alongside groups from Glencoe and Forest Grove High Schools.

Alex showing off his robot arms and using power tools (October 17, 2020)

It was great to get outside and be active! All of us have been suffering from cabin fever, as well as the uncertainty of how to contribute to community events during the pandemic. The organizers did a great job making this activity easy to distance, and several small groups formed to support each part of the overall job. Our team ended up working with power tools and generally sharing nerdy jokes and movie references–in short, a grand time was had by all.

Volunteer coordination for this event was done by SOLVE, which has a wealth of volunteer opportunities available all over Oregon.

“Dude, my hands are HUGE!”

We made some great contacts with the Downtown Hillsboro folks and are looking forward to working with them on future projects. There are always plenty of ways for us to do good in our community!

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