ReStories

DIY projects take on a decidedly feminine cast when Amanda Bachelder takes out her paint brush and drop cloth. Amanda scours thrift stores, estate sales and The ReStore to bring home raw materials, used furniture and various design elements for her DIY projects.

At a very early age, Nicholas Chandler took the adventures of Louis L'Amour to heart and followed it down a path that led him--at 16--onto a freight train heading for Chicago. 

"You were brave," I said.

 "Yeah, sometimes it's just a mistake," he laughs. “Not so brave.”

Bundled in with homework tablets and yellow pencils, students in Vancouver and Evergreen ISD are taking food home to their families.

On October 1, the ReStore lost a great friend. Gordon Alan Eastman spent his whole life working with his hands.

She speaks softly and carries a big stick - No, I mean, she carries a big crowbar. But just how did Salvage Service supervisor Michelle Elmquist turn into such a powerhouse deconstructionist? Let's take it back to her college days.

We often hear someone referred to as a Renaissance man – someone who has an expansive and impressive skill set. On the other hand, you never hear reference to a Renaissance woman, but indeed, that’s what we have here in Mary Lou Ritter.

It's difficult to miss Kevin Pate. He's the gentle giant who greets you on the donation dock of the Portland ReStore. Kevin is kind of quiet, but he is decisive and in control of all he surveys. As warehouse supervisor nothing much gets past him without thorough, fast scrutiny.

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