Today’s blog post comes from Gina Rullo. Gina has been an employee of First Book since October 2010 and is a Recipient Group Coordinator on the Help Team. She is from the Albany, NY area and moved to Washington, DC in October. She always enjoys a good laugh and feels very passionate about the mission of First Book.
When I recently found out that I would be going on my first ever National Book Bank Distribution, I was ecstatic. I was told I would be traveling to Milwaukee the week of July 18th, with a dynamic team that would include colleagues, Katie Nierbasch, Rachael Voorhees and Susanne Sparks.
Before I knew it, we were on an early Monday morning flight bound for Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No time was wasted as we literally stepped off the plane and headed straight to the NewThreads of Hope warehouse in Wauwatosa, almost forgetting to claim our checked bags. The President of NewThreads of Hope, Dennis Brand, gave us a tour of the warehouse upon our arrival. He showed us an air conditioned room to eat our lunches -this didn’t seem so bad!