Habitat for Humanity RESTORES

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Gayle Anderson was live in Norwalk AND Gardena to visit the Habitat for Humanity's RESTORES.

In these harsh economic times, the non-profit Habitat for Humanity (HFHI) is bucking economic trends with its more than 750 ReStore outlets, which have estimated total sales between $350 million and $400 million annually. Thanks to this good fortune, Habitat is opening new ReStore outlets and expanding new ones in order to increase awareness of Habitat's mission to end substandard housing worldwide and generate funding for Habitat's local operations.

Habitat for Humanity opened its first ReStore outlet in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1991. The first U.S. ReStore outlet opened a year later in Austin, Texas. Thanks to generous donations from individuals and companies, such as Whirlpool Corporation, which has donated more than $10 million in new appliances, the ReStore outlets are an affordable and eco-friendly alternative for your home improvement needs. While new appliances tend to be the biggest attraction, ReStore outlets also sell new and used home accessories, building materials, window treatments, wall coverings, paintings and more at prices that are at least 50% off retail value. Because each outlet is operated independently and thrives on donations, there is not a definite inventory at any given time. Some commonly found items at each ReStore include doors, windows, cabinetry, furniture, carpets & rugs, brick/block, bookcases, filing cabinets, crown & base molding, lighting & plumbing fixtures, and major appliances.

Each ReStore outlet is a self-sustaining funding source for local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. There are two ReStore outlet locations in Los Angeles that serve the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA). Both ReStore locations receive new, used, discontinued or surplus building materials, appliances and home furnishings from companies, contractors, retailers, film and television studios and individuals. Since 2004, the ReStore in Gardena has helped divert over five million pounds of reusable materials from local area landfills. In addition, both ReStore locations are "e-waste" collection sites and accept donations of television & computer monitors, computer towers/ hard drives and other electronics.

Both ReStore locations in Gardena and Norwalk are open to the public, Tuesday -- Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. Trucks are sent out daily to pick up donated items all over Los Angeles. To arrange a pick-up of your donation, please contact the Donation Coordinator, (310) 323-4663 ext. 127. You may also drop off items at any time during business hours at the Gardena location.

About Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity (HFHI) was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller and is headquartered in Americus, Georgia. The Greater Los Angeles affiliate of HFH was founded in 1990. Affiliates are local 501(c)(3) organizations of HFHI that direct house-building work in their own communities. There are 1,500 US affiliates in all 50 states, plus more than 550 international affiliates in over 80 countries. Since 1976, HFHI has help built over 400,000 affordable homes and served more than 2 million people around the world. HFH GLA has built and rehabilitated more than 350 homes locally for families and individuals since 1990 and over 340 worldwide. Affiliates raise their own funds to build homes.

For more information:
Habitat for Humanity ReStore- Gardena
17700 South Figueroa Street
Gardena, CA 90748
(310) 323-5665

(866) SHOP.HFH

Habitat for Humanity ReStore-Norwalk
11029 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 863-4663
(866) SHOP.HFH


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
17700 South Figueroa Street
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 323-4663
(310) 323-0789 FAX


If you have questions, or complaints, please feel free to contact Gayle at 1-323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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