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September 2018
Ed & Vivian Foster

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This month we don’t just have one Volunteer to show kudos upon, we have two! Ed & Vivian Foster are our newest Thrift Store volunteers. They actually came to us thanks to Vivian who was a member. Once they retired following twenty-five years of retail experience, Vivian told Ed that they should help us out at the Thrift Store. That was all it took. They first started out by bringing in store shelves and then by arranging the stock. Now they work 1-2 days a week moving the items from our center to your house. Ed was originally from Fort Huron, Michigan, and came west to Long Beach thanks to the navy. It was fate that the two met at the Central City Mall (the Carousel mall to you youngsters) where they both worked, each taking turns as the other’s supervisor at various stores. They worked so well together they ended up with six kids, fifteen grandkids, and eight great-grandkids! Thanks to Ed & Vivian for arranging our store and for arranging your time to help us out.


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We are looking for a volunteer for one of the easiest mechanic jobs ever! No spanners, floor jacks, or torque wrenches needed. However, knowing the difference between a dip stick and stick shift is desirable. All we are looking for is someone to come in at least once a week to check our vehicles. Just like the full service of old, check the tire pressure, fluid levels, note any dings, etc. If it helps we will even get you a star and we will trust our car to the man who wears the star. (If you find that sexist please send any complaints to Texaco and date it 30 years ago)