Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles’ New ReStore

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Gayle Anderson was live in Bellflower, where Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) invites you to its new ReStore location where the general public can purchase donated building materials, appliances and home furnishings at greatly reduced prices.

There are two additional ReStore outlet locations in Los Angeles that serve the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. All three 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, ReStore locations are “e-waste” collection sites and accept donations of television & computer monitors, computer towers/ hard drives and other electronics.

All three ReStore locations 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, (866) 746-7434 ext. 127. You may also drop off items on Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gardena or Norwalk ReStore locations. No donations are accepted after 5 p.m.

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.

The ReStore is a self-sustaining funding source for Habitat LA as well as for local affiliates throughout the country. Habitat for Humanity has more than 750 ReStore outlets, which have estimated total sales between $350 million and $400 million annually. Thanks to this good fortune, Habitat can continue to increase awareness of its mission to end substandard housing worldwide and generate funding for its local operations.

About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat 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 U.S. 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.

Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore-Bellflower
8739 Artesia Boulevard
Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 630-6830

Additional locations:
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
8739 Artesia Boulevard
Bellflower, CA 90706
(310) 323-4663
(310) 323-0789 FAX

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

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