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Remodel for a cause


July 28. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has an offer no DIY remodeler can refuse: They will carefully extract and remove your old kitchen and bathroom cabinets, countertops, appliances, sinks, toilets and more before your construction gets under way in earnest. And it’s free.

North Mecklenburg and Iredell County residents remodeling their kitchens and bathrooms will receive a tax deduction for all donations to offset construction costs. The Our Towns Habitat’s salvage program supports affordable housing at the same time.

“By offering our salvage program, we’re not only keeping harmful materials out of landfills but we’re also able to raise funds to assist families with new home construction or critical home repairs,”  said Jill Laney, director of ReStores for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity.

Of course, the items donated are resold in one of the Our Towns Habitat For Humanity ReStore locations in Cornelius and Mooresville, with funds used to build affordable housing locally, including Poole Place off Bailey Road.

There are more than 5,000 families living in substandard housing in Habitat’s service area. New home construction is part of the solution to get families out of overcrowded and unsafe living conditions. Habitat also performs critical home repairs for people in urgent need, uplifting lives and revitalizing neighborhoods.

Info: http://www.ourtownshabitat.org/ or call Joe Sloan at 704-201-0633.