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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.

Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis To Purchase New Home/Headquarters In South City

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Administrative Offices, Construction Warehouse and City ReStore Under One Roof

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) has announced that it will move its headquarters to a new location at 3830 South Grand (at Grand and Chippewa).

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis sold its property at 3763 Forest Park Avenue in April 2017 to Midas Hospitality. Since then, HFHSL has remained at the location while searching for a new site for its Administrative Offices, Construction Warehouse and City ReStore.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis will purchase the 51,159 square foot building on approximately 192,262 square feet from Schnuck Markets, Inc.  The 41-year old building had been used as a grocery store and more recently, as a call center. Habitat is expected to move-in by the end of April 2018.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis will acquire the Dutchtown property partially with a cash payment, as well as a charitable contribution from Schnucks.

Contributions to the renovation of the building are being made by board members, consultants, subcontractors and suppliers, including to date: S.M. Wilson; HOK; and Cushman and Wakefield.

The new space will allow for a 19,497 square foot ReStore with an open floor retail space similar to Habitat’s ReStore Des Peres. The new City ReStore will have its own dock for easy transfer of construction and home remodeling supplies and also will open the end of April. [Note: The ReStore Des Peres will remain open in its current location.]

The City ReStore will continue to be housed with Habitat’s Administrative Offices and Construction Warehouse.  Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis has allowed for 2,000 square feet of space for a future lease tenant.

“As a St. Louis-based business who puts a great emphasis on community service, Schnucks thanks Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis for their continued efforts to bring more affordable housing to residents of the area,” said Schnucks Senior Vice President of Real Estate Steve Heitz. “The people of St Louis are lucky to have an organization that invests so much in our community. We wish them all the best at their new headquarters and ReStore location in south St. Louis.”

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly McKinney offered, “We are delighted to have found a property in the City that will allow us to function as one — our administrative offices, construction warehouse and ReStore will be housed under one roof. We look forward to moving to our new neighborhood and to continuing the important work of providing affordable housing for hardworking low income families who deserve a safe and decent place to live.”

Schnuck Markets, Inc.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.7 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company’s My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/schnucks 

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 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.

HFHSL’s two ReStores sell new and reusable construction and home remodeling supplies. 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:  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 2016, five families closed on their new home with the responsibility of a monthly affordable payment.

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.

 

Electrical Connection & Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis Celebrate 10-Year Homebuilding Partnership

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Hundreds of St. Louis families are living the dream of homeownership thanks to an enduring partnership between the Electrical Connection and Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.  For 10 consecutive years, the Electrical Connection has ensured that more than 180 Habitat homes have been wired safely by donating electrical services and materials for code-compliant installations.  The Electrical Connection is a partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.

“We are grateful to have had the support of the Electrical Connection for 10 consecutive years.  The Electrical Connection not only generously donates materials and services to safely wire Habitat for Humanity Homes, but it ensures the installations meet code requirements,” said Kimberly McKinney CEO, Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.  “With the Electrical Connection’s assistance, we can continue the important work of providing affordable housing for hardworking low income families who deserve a safe and decent place to live.”

Over the past 10 years, the Electrical Connection donation has covered every aspect of electrical infrastructure and fixtures in Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis homes.  In total, it amounts to:

  • More than 360,000 feet of Romex wiring
  • More than 2,160 fixtures
  • More than 3,240 light switches
  • More than 7,200 receptacles

“Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity is just one way we are committed to strengthening our home town,” said Frank Jacobs, business manager, IBEW Local 1.  “Our electricians and communication technicians understand that the vitality of our neighborhoods is energized by broadening opportunities for home ownership.”

St. Louis NECA Chapter CEO Doug Martin echoed those sentiments.  “NECA partners with the IBEW through the Electrical Connection to leverage our technical proficiencies where it can best help build stronger communities.”

Electrical Connection members provide safe and reliable electrical construction, maintenance, repair and replacement services across Missouri, the nation and the world.  For more information visit www.electricalconnection.org.

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 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 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.

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis:  Building Homes, Building Hope, Building St. Louis. For more information, visit: www.habitatstl.org.

Photo Above: The Electrical Connection is celebrating 10 consecutive years of service wiring Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis homes.  Left to right are Habitat for Humanity Project Manager Kevin Rapp and Dave Roth and Ryan Dougherty, both with the Electrical Connection.

Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2017 HBA President Ken Kruse of Payne Family Homes presented a $15,000 donation toHarper Zielonko, resource development operations manager for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL).

The donation will be used to support Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis’ 2017 build program. The funding will play an integral role in helping HFHSL reach its goal of building five new homes in Hazelwood, 10 new homes throughout the southeastern quadrant of St. Louis City and 3-6 planned new homes in the Tiffany neighborhood in south St. Louis City.

The HBA is a local trade association of more than 600 member firms representing the residential construction industry. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation, the HBA’s charitable arm, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing housing assistance to people or organizations with special shelter needs.

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