Book Distribution Center
Pallets of donated books are received and inventoried in a converted mill building in Lawrence, 25 miles north of Boston, where Sabre occupies 68,000 square feet with its stock of a million and a half volumes.
From there, 20- and 40ft ocean freight containers are loaded and shipped to local partners around the world.
Memory of Touch Heng
this time the Warehouse would like to take a moment to remember one of our
staff, Touch Heng “Glenn”, who passed
away over the weekend. Glenn and his brother Song Heng “Tony” have worked
at the Warehouse for many years now and not only had they become part of
the Sabre Family, they also became an extension to the Hantzis Family. Glenn
was an integral part of the operations of this Warehouse and the production
of shipments to our partnering organizations. They say a chain is only as
strong as its weakest link and prior to this weekend this Warehouse had
no weak links. Glenn’s passing will have a major impact not only upon Sabre
but on the lives of us who spent time with Glenn. We have essentially lost
one our family and this Warehouse will never be the same without him. Glenn’s
relentless work ethic, dedication and determination helped Sabre meet our
shipping obligations, especially at the end of year crunch. In the same
manner we have been touched by Glenn, it can be said that Glenn was touched
by Sabre and our staff. Growing up in the life they have, refugee camps
and the aftermath of the Pol Pot regime, escaping to a new life in America,
Glenn and Tony were able to have something that nobody could take away.
The friendship and bonds we have created over the years and my father and
I pushing Glenn to see his homeland again, made Glenn happy as we were told
by his family. The Warehouse will continue as we must do, but we will never
be the same without our friend and family member no longer with us. Glenn’s
passing will be a difficult loss to overcome.
Sabre Foundation Warehouse
April 24, 2007