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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Turns 20

Grey Bruce | by Kevin Bernard  

To celebrate 20th Anniversary of Habitat for Humanity, there's a party at the Re-Store

Habitat for Humanity Restores is 20 years old today. 

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Habitat for Humanity ReStores and to recognize the contribution to Canadian communities, Habitat for Humanity Grey Bruce is celebrating with music, door prizes, specials and treats.

Director of Restore Development, Carol Potter says the ReStores have not only been beneficial in helping build homes, but also in promoting social consciousness by encouraging individuals and retail outlets to donate used materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.

In 2010, Canadian ReStores diverted over 20 thousand tonnes of materials and over 2.1 million pounds of metal from landfill locations.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are building supply and home renovation stores that accept and resell new and gently used building materials and home decor items.

One hundred percent of the revenue generated by ReStores goes directly to local build projects, providing more families with access to safe, decent, and affordable housing.

The 20th anniversary celebration is on today from 10 AM to 3 PM.

The Owen Sound Restore is on Grey Road 11 at Highway 26, just east of Home Depot in Owen Sound and that store is actually marking its 12th Anniversary.

There are 65 ReStores across Canada.

 

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