>> Ed Nisley (of Circuit Cellar Ink, etc fame) has a large amount of Basement shop items he wants to donate. Details are available athttp://softsolder.com/
under the entry Makerspace Starter Kit Available.
I can't speak for IXR, but from my perspective they are not in position to take on this rescue. Ed says he wants a group that can provide a tax deduction, can retrieve several TONS of his stuff, and can store it all. IXR is not a non-profit and does not have those resources. InfoAge itself is+does, but they already have way too much "stuff". This rescue would be a burden.
Just thought I'd toss it out there & see if anyone had any interest.