Allied Auto Wrecking Celebrates Season for Giving
THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS FOOD DONATION TO WEARE FOOD PANTRY
The Weare Food Pantry reached out to David Wilusz, Owner, and Samantha Walton, Operations Manager, of Allied Auto Wrecking, for help with providing Turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas Gift Baskets.
The Weare Food Pantry needed 60 Food Baskets for 30 Families for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. David and Samantha contacted Market Basket in Bedford, NH to see if they would be able to provide Allied Auto Wrecking with 30 14-16 pound turkeys, to be purchased by Allied Auto Wrecking for donation to the Weare Food Pantry.
Market Basket’s Meat Manager was more than happy to help out. David and Samantha picked up the Thanksgiving turkeys on Friday, November 20th and delivered them to the Weare Food Pantry, which was extremely grateful for Allied Auto Wrecking’s generous donation that assured 30 area families would have a turkey at Thanksgiving. For Christmas, the families were given the choice of turkey or ham, to enjoy for their holiday meal.
CHRISTMAS TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION TO WEARE FOOD PANTRY
Every year, the staff at Allied Auto Wrecking collects unwrapped brand new toys for donation to “Toys for Tots” through the New Hampshire Auto & Truck Association.
Unfortunately Allied Auto was unable to drop the collection off to the Manchester Toys for Tots drop off location because they were not accepting any more donations.
David, Owner of Allied Auto, decided to give the toy donations to the Weare Food Pantry. Samantha Walton, Operations Manager, and Bob Walton, Delivery Driver at Allied, brought the toys to the Weare Food Pantry On Wednesday December 16, 2015.
The Weare Food Pantry was delighted about the donation of the new unwrapped gifts because they had gotten donations of mainly stocking stuffers and very few toys for under the tree.
ALLIED AUTO WRECKING IS A MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
David Wilusz, Samantha Walton and the dismantling crew of Allied Auto Wrecking gave a tour to Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School’s Junior Lego League (for kids age 6-9) on October 30, 2015. Celina (one of the coaches for the Crush Masters) had contacted Samantha Walton about bringing the kids for a tour and to see a car crusher in action. Celina and Samantha went to High School together at John Stark Regional High School in Weare, NH. Samantha was thrilled about the Crush Masters invitation. Allied Auto had scheduled in Recore Trading to drop off the Car Crusher.
The kids and coaches arrived at Allied Auto Friday October 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm. Samantha gave all the kids safety glasses and they headed out on the tour. Samantha began the tour inside the garage with Wendell Green, Alan Martin and Jonathan Salisbury talking to the kids all about the process vehicles go through for End of Life Status and before they can be put into a car crusher.
The Allied Crew gave the Car Crusher’s Lego Team a list of dismantling steps they follow, forms they fill out for each vehicle that is processed for the loads and out back storage area. The kids then got to see where the waste fluids are stored and learned what fluids were recyclable and reusable in the vehicles. They also got a tour of the back yard and then the car crushing area. This was the highlight of the whole tour. David Wilusz demonstrated the car crusher for the Car Crushers and coaches. The kids and adults were then shown by David Wilusz how to operate the Car Crusher and each got a turn crushing an actual vehicle.
One of the kids was quoted saying “Today was EPIC”!
Samantha and David and Allied crew were thrilled to get a Thank You card in the mail and an invitation to the Junior Lego League Expo on December 12, 2015 at the Hollis Brookline High School in Hollis, NH. David and Samantha surprised the coaches and kids on Saturday when they showed up to the Lego League Expo.
This was the first year Hillsboro-Deering Elementary School participated in the Junior FIRST Lego League Expo (for kids age 6-9.) Here is a link to more information about the organization, event and theme http://www.juniorfirstlegoleague.org
A parent who works for Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST, approached Mark Campbell, HDES Principal, with the idea of having a team. Mr. Campbell had an initial meeting to see if there was any interest. The HDES library was full! With the overwhelming interest from both students & parents, Hillsboro sent seven teams to the Expo this past Saturday!
Teams had a couple months to come up with an idea for their model that fit this year's theme "Waste Wise". The teams had to research a topic that dealt with waste and recycling. Not only did they have to research the topic, build a model with a motor and at least one simple machine (pulley, gears etc.), they also had to create a "show me" poster to communicate to the "judges" what they had done for research, what they had learned, how their model worked and a little about the team members themselves. They also had to come up with a team name and T-shirt design.
It was a great experience with teamwork!! All teams had coaches and assistant coaches to help guide them along the way. Team Crush Masters, decided on researching auto recycling and we lucky enough to get an incredible tour of Allied Auto Wrecking and even got to work the car crusher!!
With their newly learned knowledge, thanks to Dave, Samantha and crew, the kids set out on building their own car crusher! They were excited to have David Wilusz, Owner/President and Samantha Walton Operations Manager of Allied Auto Wrecking Inc. at the Expo to show off their finished product to them, as well as present it to the judges! They walked away with an award for Most Efficient Building!
For most kids, this was their first experience working with gears & motors! From the smiles on the kids’ faces as they accepted their awards, we can tell they are already thinking about next year's event! And, with the experience they will gain year after year... look out for Hillsboro-Deering in the FIRST Robotics Competition, an international event for high school students.
Celina Aucion Braun