Ribbon Cutting and Community Recycle Event Scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 20th
Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2014: On Saturday, September 20, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate the grand opening of its third ReStore. From 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, the parking lot of the Bellflower ReStore location will host a community celebration with food trucks, giveaways, a live remote broadcast from The Sound FM Radio Station, plus recycling and donation opportunities for local residents.
ReStores are home improvement thrift stores which are open to the public and provide significant savings on a variety of items for the home. Since 2004, Habitat LA ReStores have helped divert more than 5,761,975 lbs of materials from local landfills. Habitat LA ReStores are located in Bellflower, Gardena and Norwalk.
“We receive donations from corporations, builders, and even movie sets, and it is wonderful to provide these quality items to the community at reduced prices,” says Erin Rank, president and CEO, Habitat LA. “Shopping the ReStore is a budget and environmentally friendly way to improve your home while helping Habitat LA to build more homes for hardworking, low-income families and individuals.”
Attendees will enjoy activities and refreshments compliments of PepsiCo and popular food trucks will also be selling and serving up lunch. Local environmental partners in the recycling industry will also be on hand to provide various opportunities for local residents to dispose of unwanted materials in a responsible way. Sims Recycling Solutions will be available to collect e-waste. The City of Bellflower Environmental Services will be promoting its used oil recycling program. The Confidential Data Destruction Co. will provide mobile paper shredding services. General paper, glass and metal recycling services will be offered through Reel Waste & Recycling. Habitat LA is also promoting a donation drive to the new ReStore for people doing cleaning or remodeling projects who would like to give their gently-used household and home improvement items a second life.
8739 E. Artesia Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706
phone (310) 323-4663 ext. 305
Store Hours: Tues – Sat; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity partners with volunteers, donors and people in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable homes. Approximately every five minutes, a Habitat home is being built or renovated somewhere in the world, providing a hand up, not a hand out to partner homeowners.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat LA has built and repaired more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. Habitat LA is a GuideStar® Valued Partner and has achieved the coveted Charity Navigator 4-Star rating awarded to non-profits for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. For more information, please visit http://www.habitatla.org or call 310-323-4663.