On Saturday, October 9th, 2010 with support from LG Electronics, Waste Management, and others, Vann’s helped to collect more than 130,000 lbs. of consumer electronics from residents of the Missoula, MT area. We saw more than 1400 vehicles come through, with everything from portable TVs to 8-track players to fax machines.
The event was set up at the Western Montana Fairgrounds on Friday the 8th of October and took place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the next day. Although the event officially started on the 9th at 9:00 am we had people bring things by the day before and as early as 7:30 on the day of the event.
There were more than 100 people that volunteered to help organize and run the event. All of them deserve a big thank you for all of their help.
Thank you from Vann’s to all of the sponsors and volunteers for your contributions to this event. We look forward to the next time we are able to participate in an event like this.