Schoolhouse Supplies Snapshot Series: Werner Van Bemmel

April 3, 2014

werner-van-bemmel-sqThe Boeing Boys are a group of volunteers who’ve been with Schoolhouse Supplies from the start. With skills to build parts for the mighty aircrafts as backgrounds, they stock our shelves, and make sure to joke with every person who passes by the workroom table. Among their number is a man named Werner Van Bemmel.

At first glance, Werner might not seem all that enthusiastic about volunteering at our Free Store for Teachers. Indeed, if asked what originally brought him to Schoolhouse Supplies, Werner points out one of his Boeing brothers and dryly remarks, “Dave. He dragged me here. I thought it was only going to be for one day.” He’s been here nearly every Tuesday since. (more…)