Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Reveals New ReStore Expansion
RED DEER, AB - For the second time in two years, the Habitat for Humanity Red Deer has expanded its ReStore!
On the morning of Friday October 21st, the new Cold Storage structure was unveiled full of more than $100,000 worth of doors and windows that were generously donated by Henry Banman of All Weather Windows.
Executive Director Brian Brake said the building will help protect inventory from being destroyed by the harsh cold and snow. Everything from the door, to the lights inside to the cement foundation were donated free of charge from various local businesses such as Marshall Construction, Triple A Electric Ltd., Red Deer Overdoor, Eecol Electric Corporation and Burnco Rock Products Ltd.
Representatives from these business contributors were attendance that morning; along with City of Red Deer Deputy Mayor, Tanya Handley and a collection of City Councilors.
Brake added much credit goes to Red Deer-North MLA Kim Schreiner, who was also in attendance for the ceremony. She responded to his call for help by acquiring $52,000 to pay for the building, which she presented to Habitat in May of this year. Assembly of the Cold Storage building began in June, with the arrival of the materials and continued throughout the summer with volunteers contributing over 375 hours of construction time towards the unit! Attendees were treated to a complimentary pancake breakfast, while most took advantage of the new inventory inside the store and Cold Storage unit. What followed was the single best sales weekend in the entire history of the Red Deer ReStore, which opened its doors in 1994! Habitat for Humanity is thankful for the unparalleled support it continues to receive from the community and local businesses.
The Habitat ReStore has diverted 500 tonnes of waste from the landfill in the last year and its revenue, which equals close to $400,000 in the last 12 months, largely goes toward the organization’s current build. Habitat Red Deer is working on four homes on Sheep Close in Lacombe which are projected to be completed in the summer of 2017!
For more information on how you can donate to the ReStore, or how to get involved with Habitat for Humanity Red Deer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-309-6080.