This letter is in response to proposed closing the re-use shed. One of our goals, if not the main goal for our community, should be self sufficiency. We are a wealthy community.
We just need to use what we have and share what we have, which is exactly what happens at the share shed. In my opinion the share shed program needs to be expanded, more space, bigger building. An expansion to the share shed could be a share board, where people are willing to share excess products or even tools that they use only occasionally.
Yes, it would take a dedicated person, but I believe that there are ways to use existing regional staff, as well as: there are students needing community hours or part time work, people on assistance who would like to earn a little extra, or people doing community hours. As the song goes, “come on people love one other, let’s get it together now”.
Don’t throw this wonderful opportunity for self-sufficiency away.