Volunteer woodworkers build 10,000th dresser!

Posted on February 15, 2018

Visitors to the Furniture Bank on any given Tuesday and Wednesday will find a crew of volunteer woodworkers building dressers in our woodshop. Each crew builds 20-24 dressers during their 6-hour shift from wood donated by Sauder Woodworking and using jigs created by the volunteers to standardize and streamline the process. “Typically, those 40-50 dressers will be in the homes of families we serve within a few days,” said Steve Votaw, Furniture Bank president.

Since 2001 these dedicated volunteers have shared their talents with the Furniture Bank and helped turn empty houses into homes for thousands of families in our community. In January, the woodworkers achieved a huge milestone—they built the 10,000th dresser! “It is a blessing that Sauder and our volunteer woodworkers have teamed up to build over 10,000 dressers for our families in need,” Votaw added.

Another of our dedicated volunteers, Elizabeth Duncan, created a beautiful sign to commemorate this outstanding accomplishment which is prominently displayed at our facility. We are all very grateful for the time, talent and treasure so generously shared by our amazing volunteer woodworkers. Thanks to all!