Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis to Open New South City Restore May 1st to Public

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City ReStore, Administrative Offices and Construction Warehouse Under One Roof

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) will open a new ReStore at 3830 South Grand (at Grand and Chippewa) in the Dutchtown Neighborhood next Tuesday, May 1. The ReStore is open to the public.

The ReStore is part of the newly rehabbed 51,158 square foot headquarters building, which also will house Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ Administrative Offices and Construction Warehouse.

The 19,497 square foot ReStore has a large open sales floor similar to Habitat’s ReStore Des Peres, and plentiful parking allowing for a welcoming and comfortable customer and donor experience. The first ReStore opened in 1997 on Forest Park Avenue. The new ReStore has its own dock for easy transfer of construction and home remodeling supplies. [Habitat’s other ReStore – in Des Peres- is at 2117 Sams Drive, behind the Sam’s Club off Manchester Road. The original Forest Park location has closed.]

Beginning May 1, both the South City and Des Peres ReStores will be open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM.

HFHSL’s two ReStores sell new and reusable construction and home remodeling supplies to the public. 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.

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.

Donations:

The ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used building/remodeling supplies and home furnishings.  Donations are tax-deductible. The majority of inventory is donated; however it also offers select purchased items. Materials are then sold to the public and the revenues generated support local Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis building efforts. Each month, the ReStores receive over 600 donations from area businesses and residents.

Deconstruction Service:

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ ReStore offers a Deconstruction Service for homeowners and businesses planning a major remodel or demolition. A team carefully works to remove reusable materials from appliances and plumbing fixtures to copper pipe and hardwood flooring that the owners would like to donate prior to renovation or demolition. Work is performed free-of-charge. 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.

Since 1997, the ReStore program has diverted over 56,000 tons of material from area landfills.

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

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis

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 nearly 400 homes already built or rehabbed, HFHSL is one of the leading housing developers in St. Louis. HFHSL will begin building its 400th house late summer. HFHSL regularly ranks among the top Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the country. 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.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis:  Building Homes, Building Hope, Building St. Louis.

For more information, visit: www.habitatstl.org.

More on the Need for Affordable Housing and Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis:

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis receives 5,000 calls each year from people living in substandard housing who inquire about eligibility for Habitat’s home buying program. In 2016, more than 800 individuals or couples living in St. Louis City or County for at least one year, making within 25-50% of the area median income, and living in substandard housing requested a pre-screen application to begin the process of applying to the program.

In addition to a down payment and a 30-year affordable 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.

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