PORT ANGELES, Washington (January 5, 2018) - While being laser focused on prototype development, the Composite Recycling Technology Center had an entirely different project in development that involved no carbon fiber – new cabinets for the Port Angeles Salvation Army.
The agency has a great food pantry but lacked storage for other relief items. As a community service project, the CRTC teamed up with Nathan Saxe of Twisted Elm Woodworking and Julian Lamarche of Mervin Manufacturing, to build and install new wood cabinets.
“The CRTC truly admires all the work the Salvation Army does for our community,” said David Walter, CEO of the CRTC. “The daily care and support they provide to those in need is really outstanding and I know the meals they provide twice a day mean a lot. It was definitely our privilege to give a hand up by providing them with some added storage space.”
The Salvation Army serves as a resource for the Port Angeles community, fulfilling basic human needs such as, food, warmth, shelter and safety, to those who are vulnerable and less able to help themselves. The agency served dinner to more than 200 people over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
CRTC employees purchased wood for the new cabinets with help from Lamarche and Mervin Manufacturing, and cabinet construction by Saxe. The CRTC team then sanded, routed, installed cabinet doors and completed the installation in the designated space.
“It is always entertaining to watch our team of Engineers come up with the best, most efficient way of doing things, even when it’s cabinet door handles. They truly are brilliant and a well-functioning team” said Emily Dexter, People Operations Manager of the CRTC.
Salvation Army Major Ron Wehnau thanked the CRTC and other volunteers for their service to the agency.
“We cannot thank the CRTC team enough for all the work they did for us,” Wehnau said. “The cabinets came out beautiful and the added storage space is a real blessing. It will be put to immediate use to store clothes and personal care products to truly help those in need.”
Salvation Army of Port Angeles currently needs non-perishable food items, which can be delivered directly to 206 S. Peabody St, Port Angeles, WA 98362. They also accept donations online to directly support the community. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
For more information on Salvation Army of Port Angeles, contact Majors Ron & Barbara Wehnau at (360) 452-7679 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Composite Recycling Technology Center, contact Emily Dexter at (360) 819-1204 or email@example.com