My parents attend and now starting to care for a local Unity church within
my neighborhood. They have very few volunteers to help around the grounds,
perhaps in part due to lack of lawn equipment. I know the only gas powered
equipment they have is a mower and nothing more. The other tool is a hedge
trimmer, manual (big scissors). I decided to search through Craigslist for
some lawn tools, which I'll buy, then donate to the church. Though, I don't
want to break the bank, I don't want cheapy stuff. Therefore, anyone care to
suggest what brands you would stick with? I think a good list would be a gas
weed trimmer, hedge trimmer and maybe an edger, though uncertain if it's
needed along with a blower, but those two items I will consider if they
indicate a need. Otherwise, the other misc. tools I may get them are basic
hand tools such as pruners, shovels, rake, etc. after I finalize their
Stihl is still good. Stihl is seldom a steal.
I'd buy whatever they can fire it up, and prove to you that it runs. Gets
you by for a year or so, and buy more junk later.
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
On 9/16/2012 5:07 PM, Meanie wrote:
I would buy bargains, but they must be safe. Electric hedge trimmers are
most common, t then you have cords. Neighbor across street just threw away
a battery combo pack yard care. I assumed bad battery. Didn't bother.
I got stilhl blowers and huskvarna chain saw.
I love my little light, sears lithium battery weed wacker Feels like two
pounds. For light jobs.
I got two lawn boys. So so, but get job done.
I miss my lawn boy commercial with ultra light chassis, large tank.
How much land? At a guess you want a lawn tractor, a string trimmer, and
a hedge trimmer for power tools. A shovel, spade, garden rake, lawn rake,
hoe, bow saw, and hedge clippers, and pruners for hand tools.
A church is a business and most new businesses quickly fail, so I
wouldn't worry about brands. Replace with good commercial stuff after the
church has survived 5 yrs.
It's been in business for many many years (over 5). My parents started
attending about 4 years ago or so. My step father ran a similar church
closer to their home, but left soon after the pastor retired, then came to
the one in my area and is now doing the same thing.
Thanks for the list, I think that's a good starting point and perhaps a
final inventory for the size.
From my experience, when people aren't required to exert a great deal of
effort to do a chore, they are more acceptable and willing to do it.
Equipment which increases the ease of the task will bring forth more willing
You must belong to a different set of volunteer organizations than I
do--the small group that are dedicated to the organization see that the
work gets done; the ones that aren't don't and nothing is likely to
When our kids were in school, we were active in the Home & School
Association. Same people were at every meeting. The only people that
ever complained about what we did were the parents that never attended
a single meeting.
I'm sure most every organization is the same.
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