Historic Alaskan FUNDrive® for Historical Alaskan Group

Written by: Susan Gibson, Pioneers of Alaska Fairbanks Volunteer, June 11, 2019

Only a couple of days after a winter storm with snow, hail and rain, the skies cleared and the sun came out. And, so did the Pioneers of Alaska Fairbanks, bringing bags and boxes of donations for our first ever Spring Cleaning FUNDrive®.

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Pioneers Members dropped off long-accumulated donations from their closets, drawers and garages. Rumor has it, there were items under beds, in sheds, back rooms and unused bedrooms as well. Several members came early and stayed to help with the drive by providing nourishment, assisting with the loading and unloading of contributions and to enjoy the camaraderie in the appreciated sunshine.

By the time the eight-hour collection was completed, the 15 ft. U-Haul truck rented for the event was nearly filled and a caravan consisting of the U-Haul, a loaded trailer and two very full pick-up trucks proceeded to the drop off location. After everything was offloaded, weighed and tallied, the drive was deemed a success, bringing in a whopping 4,308 lbs. plus 11 larger items that generated a tidy sum of $800.63 for the Pioneers.

Thank you to all who contributed by making donations, providing labor, food and lots of laughter!

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