What Our Containers Have Been Doing Lately
It continues to amaze me how functional and useful shipping containers are. Yes, I see them, sell them and rent them on a daily basis, but I think my favorite is to watch how the guys in the shop and others transform them.
Last week the shop was really humming with 2 ten foot custom shipping containers being transformed into computer control rooms for offsite agriculture use. We think they turned out pretty neat. We also got a visit from Dan Porter a volunteer and board member for Western Illinois Animal Rescue. We are working on a plan with Dan and other board members to build a dog and cat kennel with used insulated refrigerated units. That project is will bring me great personal joy to see animals in comfort while waiting for there forever home. I will keep you all updated how it unfolds. In the meantime here is an update on one for the containers that Bright Hope and Alpine Chapel transformed. I will let Stacey Hartman tell you directly how the project went. You can tell by her email how excited she and her staff are with the container.
“Remember the container you provided for Bright Hope and Alpine Chapel? It was painted, built out into school rooms, packed with school and church supplies, and was sent off on its journey to Haiti in early June. We just received word earlier this week that it RACED through customs in Haiti (it actually set a Bright Hope record) and has already landed in its new home, Colladere, Haiti!
You’ll find pictures attached of the container in Colladere. Next spring Alpine will paint, build, and ship a second container to Colladere, and these two containers will become important parts of a new church and school building for the village. Thank you for your part in making this happen!”
Enjoy the pictures of the container in Haiti and the computer control units. We hope they inspire you to think of how you can transform your own container. For more information on Bright Hope or Western Illinois Animal Rescue here is the links for their Facebook pages.