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Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis Restores Reach $1 Million In Sales

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Hits $1 Million Mark in Advance of Last Year’s Record Setting Date; All Proceeds Help Fund Habitat’s Local Home-Building Efforts; Customer Appreciation Sale Scheduled 

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) has announced that their ReStores reached $1 million in sales (actual figure was $1,004,339.70) for 2017, as of Wednesday, November 22nd in advance of last year’s record setting date.

HFHSL has two ReStores: The ReStore Des Peres at 2117 Sams Drive in Des Peres (63131), just behind Sam’s Club on Manchester Road, and ReStore Forest Park at 3763 Forest Park Avenue (63108), between Vandeventer and Spring.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStores feature new and gently-used home improvement products and building materials for sale to the public. The ReStores are dedicated to reusing and re-purposing donated goods and diverting items from landfills.

ReStore General Manager, Josh Vaughn said, “I am very excited for our Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStores to gross over $1 million in sales once again.  I would like to give a special thank you to our donors without whom we would not exist.  The material donations from area residents and businesses divert thousands of tons of waste from area landfills in the process.  As all the proceeds through the ReStores help fund HFHSL’s local home-building efforts, we are able to witness the inspiring progress within our own community. If you have ever shopped, donated, or volunteered with the ReStore you have contributed to this progress.  Thank you!”

To thank their customers, both ReStore Des Peres and Forest Park are holding a “Customer Appreciation” storewide sale on: Wednesday, December 13 -20% off; Thursday, December 14 -30% off; Friday, December 15 -40% off; and Saturday, December 16 -50% off.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStores sell new and reusable construction and home remodeling supplies. The majority of inventory is donated; however it also offers select purchased items. General store departments are doors, windows, lighting and electrical, plumbing, lawn and garden, roofing, lumber, tools, hardware, tile and flooring, cabinets, appliances, furniture, home décor, and masonry.

The mission of the ReStore is to provide additional financial resources to HFHSL; expand opportunities to serve a broader base of the community by providing low-cost materials; and provide good stewardship of sustainable resources within the St. Louis MSA — Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis ReStores: You Buy a Bargain. We Build a Home. The ReStore facilitates reuse and waste reduction by accepting donations of reusable but no longer wanted materials. These items are sold in the ReStore at discounted prices offering a lower-cost alternative to a traditional hardware store.

The ReStore offers a Deconstruction Service for homeowners and businesses planning a major remodel or demolition. A team of staff and volunteers works to remove reusable materials from appliances and plumbing fixtures to copper pipe and hardwood flooring. The homeowner receives a donation receipt for all of the materials removed, and the items are then sold in the ReStore or recycled. The service diverts tons of materials from landfill, saves money on waste removal and demolition costs, and helps raise money for HFHSL. 

The ReStore Des Peres hours of operation are: Wednesday – Friday 10am – 6pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm. The ReStore Des Peres phone number is 314-678-4596.

The ReStore Forest Park hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 9am – 5pm. The ReStore Forest Park phone number is 314-531-4155.

More information on Habitat’s Restores, acceptable donations, volunteer opportunities, etc. is available at www.habitatstl.org/restore. New inventory for sale is posted on Facebook (facebook.com/habitatstl) and Twitter @habitatstl.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis  (HFHSL) is a not-for-profit, ecumenical housing ministry working in partnership with individuals and communities of all faiths to improve housing conditions and provide safe, decent and affordable housing in St. Louis City and County. With more than 400 homes already built, HFHSL donors, volunteers, and partner families work side-by-side to build or rehab homes ensuring that every deserving family in St. Louis has a decent place to live.

In addition to a down payment and a mortgage, each HFHSL homebuyer invests 350 sweat-equity volunteer hours into building or rehabbing a home and attending life skills classes. Homeowners are teachers, healthcare providers and returning college students determined to achieve homeownership and create a legacy for their families.

Kimberly McKinney is Habitat’s chief executive officer. Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis can be found on-line at: www.habitatstl.org.

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