Even though Hillsboro is a large city in Oregon, it often feels like a small town.
People seem to know each other wherever you go.
My wife and I go to a church and we take our kids to Sunday school as well. When the church needed a new commercial air conditioner, the pastor tried to get everyone to make donations. Then the community rallied together to help with funding the project. Every person attending the church and people throughout the community raised money to buy a commercial air conditioner for the Hillsboro, Oregon building. I was one of the contractors hired to complete the work. I was happy to help with the project, because I was a member of the church in Hillsboro. I even donated some of my time for free. My boss wouldn’t actually let me work for free, but I donated 10% of my hourly salary to the church and that was another way for me to give back. Since the air conditioning system was updated in the building, temperatures inside are much cooler and maybe even a little tad cold. A ton of money was raised during the funding weekend and the church is going to have a picnic next weekend to celebrate the new air conditioner. They are going to put some of the extra funds to use by having a free luncheon for the entire community on mothers day weekend. It’s nice of the church to use some of the money to give back to the community. I’m going to take my family for sure.