Volunteer of the month | Mark O’Connor


The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is pleased to present Marko O’Connor as the APS-FH Volunteer of the Month for October 2021.

Marko connected with APS-FH through our home furnishings resale store, “Treasure Hounds”. After purchasing a table and chair set, Marko noticed that a couple were struggling to fit their own purchase into their car. He went to help, then left his phone number with the volunteer store clerk saying, “If anyone needs help again, call me, I feel like I was born to move furniture.”

Well, this is an offer we couldn’t pass up! It wasn’t long before we called Marko for help. Since that day, Marko has helped build storage shelves in the back of the store, move furniture (for hours!) During a store remodel, load items many people buy into their vehicles and coordinate the collection of furniture donations from donors. . He even introduced his wife Yoshi to APS-FH who is now a weekly volunteer with Treasure Hounds.

Marko is generous with his time and ready to do the hard work – it’s not everyday that we meet someone who is “born to move furniture”. Thank you Marko for being there for the staff and animals of APS-FH. You make a difference!

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