Habitat for Humanity Tucson and Home Depot Vendors to Construct Homes

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We were just part of a huge, combined effort to build homes in Tucson, AZ partnering with The Home Depot Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and 250 volunteers from all over the nation.

The team worked on 21 homes in 3 days.

April 11th through April 12th, 2011, more than 250 volunteers from The Home Depot Foundation, The Home Depot Hardware Departments and their vendor partners, and organizers from Habitat for Humanity Tucson worked on 21 houses doing construction projects, framing and landscaping in Habitat’s Corazon Del Pueblo development.

Allen, a consultant/project lead here at 4th Strand, explained his most memorable moment was when one of the home owners said at the table during lunch, “I never thought I would own a home of my own.” He explained these new owners aren’t getting a hand-out, in fact, the program and volunteers simply made owning a home… more affordable.

It’s always rewarding to be part of something big, where it matters. In the lives of others in need.

 4th Strand.

Georgia’s Gwinnett ReStore Christmas Deal

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We’ve got THE Christmas deal for you!

Guess what it is?

Wrong!

We’re back. We have returned to talk about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore again.

Wait there’s more (in my fancy ‘As Seen on TV’ voice)! We’ve recently received the opportunity to bless the local, Gwinnett Restore with someone you’ll love this holiday season.

So, remember our Christmas light blog ‘Let There Be Light’ about LED technology? HUH? You didn’t’ read it did you? Shame on you! Our local ReStore has on the floor over $6000.00 in various Christmas lights. They’ve got LED large and mini lights, regular and LED icicle strings, multi-function, C7 style lights, clear minis, multi-colored, and more. The light counts go from strings with 25 to 300.

Wait. What’s a ReStore again?

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Oh right. Sorry. In an effort to generate more funding for their various projects across the world, Habitat for Humanity created the ReStore. ReStore resale outlets accept donated goods, which are sold to the general public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help local Habitat organizations fund the construction of Habitat homes within their communities. Basically, they focus on sheltering the poor and homeless. That’s BIG!

Essentially, you can go down to the Gwinnett ReStore and buy a $25 box of Christmas lights for less than half the price.  If you’re gonna show up the Jones’ this year with an amazing light show, yer gonna have to go big for cheap. Why not do it and support a great cause as well?

The Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Outlet

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A ReStore? As in restoring, restocking, reselling, reusing… you get the point. Right? Good.

One of the causes we get the privilege to support is Habitat for Humanity in the Greater Atlanta area. Currently we support both the Gwinnett and Atlanta chapters. How can a small business support a monster non-profit organization like Habitat for Humanity?

Well, I’m glad you asked, because I would have.

Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-profit organization focused on the elimination of poverty housing all over the world. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. The ultimate goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness entirely by constructing and building adequate and basic housing.