The LA to Santa Fe Project
We're pleased to announce the completion of a project that we've wanted to do for some time:
steward a truck full of furniture, fixtures & equipment to a Native American community in northern New Mexico.
Shifting from our standard practice of stewarding furniture to recipient organizations within a 25-mile radius of the donor company, the LA to Santa Fe Project stewarded furniture and equipment from Los Angeles 900 miles to northern New Mexico.
On November 8, two 53' trailers were loaded at our warehouse space; they arrived at the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo north of Santa Fe Thursday November 10.
While much of the surplus was off-loaded at the Pueblo, many items were also stewarded to three non-profit organizations in Santa Fe: Warehouse 21, Commonweal Conservancy, and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association.
The surplus was most welcome at all communities, perhaps more so at the Pueblo. The items will help the Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority with their ongoing homebuilding & community advancement project. For nine Pueblo families the furniture and appliances hold even more importance. Last August their homes were flooded by a broken dam in the mountains above; each household's lower floor was devastated. New sofas, chairs and refrigerators will make a huge difference and spare the families the significant expense of replacing the water-damaged items.
ANEW Media is producing a video of the project; we expect to have it completed early January.