(KMOV) --Habitat for Humanity is well known for providing affordable housing to those in need, but it also makes some considerable contributions to the "green" movement.
Habitat for Humanity's ReStore divisions are home improvement warehouses that serve as an outlet for reusable items. They redirect construction and household materials from landfills and sell the items at the ReStore. "We have new and used building materials at greatly discounted prices for the general public," said Jeremy Idleman, ReStore operations supervisor.
Kitchen cabinets and appliances are among the most popular items at the ReStores outlet. Other items for resale include lighting, crown molding, doors, windows, tubs and sinks.
Profits from the ReStores benefit St. Louis' Habitat for Humanity. The organization uses the money to help build more LEED Platinum certified homes.
Anyone can donate to the ReStore, and donations are tax deductible. ReStore also offers a free pickup service to accomodate donors with large donations in size or quantity.
The St. Louis-area Habitat Restore is located on Forest Park Ave. between Vandeventer and Spring St. They are open Tuesday through Saturday.
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