TWC is all over the City!
Currently we have items stored in four facilities around the city which makes for some head-scratching on occasion when we’re sure we have what we need in Topanga, but it’s somewhere else. Here’s a rundown of just where we keep all our ‘stuff.’
Pine Tree Circle: The most convenient is our shipping container known as ‘The Bin,’ located in Pine Tree Circle. The Carlson’s donated and delivered this to us and volunteers painted over the railway red with a nice, Canyon-hued sandstone color. TWC volunteer Liz Dupuy further enhanced it by painting a beautiful faux, river rock wall on the side facing the parking lot. This is where we hold our Saturday morning (9-10:30) Open Bin for donations and community outreach and where we gather to load our cars for each set-up.
The Brewery Arts Complex: Another Carlson donation is our storage bin downtown at this great location, handy for those times when we have meetings at Community Partners. We ‘decant’ items from Bell to this facility which is marginally closer to Topanga!
Salvation Army Bell Shelter: This storage area was donated to us to use when and if needed and while we’re determined to eventually move things a little closer to Topanga, this has been a real lifesaver, especially when we needed immediate storage for everything we purchased with a grant from Zev Yaroslavsky. Microwaves and vacuums and rugs take up a lot of room and there is room to spare at Bell which also houses acres of space for FEMA (emergency management storage). We move things from here to The Brewery and also to Thousand Oaks.
North Ranch Storage: This is our final storage facility which we rent. It’s in Thousand Oaks and we move things from downtown and Bell out here which is more convenient for those times when we have a set-up and are running short of items in Pine Tree Circle.
Storage Dream Come True: That would be one more dry, easily accessible storage option in Topanga. If we could come up with a local option, we would save the almost $5,000/per annum we spend in Thousand Oaks.