Adam Froeschner, David Basset, Donald Warren, and Andy Schuette are recognized as our May Volunteers of the Month for their commendable work at the Fix-It Fair hosted by the Mid Missouri Solid Waste Management District and the City of Columbia’s Office of Sustainability.
Since its inception in November 2017, there have been six Fix-It Fairs. Adam, David, Andy, and Donald have been there, generously sharing their time, tools, and expertise by helping citizens with the repair of everyday household items. Fixing these items is important because it helps to conserve resources, reduce waste, and save money. Donald Warren, who has repaired consumer electronics for 24 years, felt motivated to help the community because he enjoys helping others and is concerned about the overabundance of waste. He said, “As time has passed, I have seen more and more consumer electronics going into landfills that may be an easy and cheap fix!” David Basset agreed, saying, “I like helping people and I like helping our environment. This allows for both. I like the idea of people learning to salvage no longer functioning items by repairing or repurposing.”
Volunteers like Adam, David, Andy, and Donald play such a vital role in making Columbia a more sustainable place to live. We thank them for their generous giving of their time, tools, and talents.
To learn how you can get involved as a volunteer, contact us at 874-7499 or volunteer@CoMo.gov.
Written by volunteer Ben Kang