Some of Al’s volunteer duties include identifying tools and pricing each one according to its condition. In addition to his knowledge about tools, Al brings many valuable skills to our organization from his education and career. Al has a doctorate in chemistry and worked as both a Technical Director and Vice President for several companies, spending 17 years of his career at 3M developing tapes and coatings. He has extensive knowledge in paint mixing and has advised our store staff and customers on paint.
“I enjoy volunteering at Habitat,” Al said. “It gives a little structure to retired life, but not too much.”
Beyond his regular volunteer duties, Al goes above and beyond by taking Styrofoam, cardboard and other tough-to-recycle items to the local recycling station on a regular basis.
“He is a marvel,” Anita said. “We are so thankful he gives his time to the Habitat Store.”