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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland Monthly Newsletter

 
June Newsletter
 
ReStore - Going Strong!

Our ReStore is doing better than ever! In March we reached total net sales of over $90,000, a new monthly revenue record. This puts our March 2019 sales at a 35% increase from March 2018. Also in March, we received 190 donations and processed over 1500 transactions.  
 
Our May net sales were just under $88,000, so we continue to do well!
 
The ReStore is our single biggest fundraiser, so by donating and shopping you are helping us to build more homes for deserving Maine families. What's more, since we opened in 2006 we have diverted 6.7 million pounds of usable goods from landfills! 
 
We're located at 659 Warren Avenue in Portland and we're open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Are you interested in donating new or used building materials, appliances and furniture? We pick up larger items, so give us a call at (207) 221-0047.  
 
Come check out the ReStore and help us make the dream of home ownership a reality for more families!

Sincerely,
 
Godfrey Wood
Executive Director   

Thank You Town and Country Federal Credit Union!

Thanks to Town and Country Federal Credit Union for hosting their Rock the House Kickoff Concert on Saturday, June 1! The benefit concert featuring the band Foreigners Journey was a big hit.
 

We want to thank Town and Country for being such a long term steadfast supporter and advocate. As a partner, they financed most of our home owners in our current project, Carpenter Court in Scarborough.   

 

 
Habitat Communications and Volunteer Manager Laura Duplissis with the Town and & Country team 
 
Town & Country President & CEO David Libby and  
HFHGP Executive Director Godfrey Wood 
 
Volunteer at the Old Port Half Marathon and 5K!

 
 
Volunteer at the Old Port Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, June 22! This is a great opportunity to sign up with a group of friends, family members, colleagues, or on your own to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland.
 
This year's race boasts a great course that runs through the heart of the Old Port district in Portland. Habitat volunteers will hand out water and Gatorade drink mix to runners. Hours are 6:00am-10:00am.  
 
All volunteers will receive an Old Port Half "Deck Hand" shirt and be invited to join the festivities and live music at the Ocean Gateway Terminal after the race. Additional volunteer perks include access to the post-race food tent and complimentary Shipyard beer.   
 
 
Make sure to select  
stop #3, #4, #7, or #8!
 
Volunteer of the Month

This month's highlighted volunteer is Bill Lewis. Bill is a member of our Wednesday group of volunteers.  
 
Over his years of volunteering, Bill has worked on 33 different houses! He says he does it because he believes in the mission and the philosophy that it is not a handout, but a hand up. He enjoys the other volunteers who make working seem like play. The same can be said about the site supervisors from whom he has learned an enormous amount.  
 
Bill is a Peace Corps alum, which led him to spending seven years in Colombia as the owner of a cashew farm. Several prairie fires ended that and he wound up in the paper industry, first in Colombia and then for two more years in Spain. At that point he came back to the states and earned an Economics degree at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He  continued to work in the corrugated packaging industry. He has three children and four grandchildren.
 
ReStore - Shop and Donate!
 
Have you visited our ReStore lately? We sell donated new and gently used building materials, appliances, and furniture at greatly reduced prices. To get a glimpse of what we've got for sale, check out our facebook page for updates.
 
Are you interested in donating items? Give us a call at 207-221-0047 if you need an at-home pick up scheduled! Our ReStore is open to the public and open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00-5:00. We're located at 659 Warren Avenue in Portland.

The ReStore is also a paradise for DIYers! Check out this makeover from SoPo Cottage on facebook. This $30 hutch now looks like an original built in.

 

 


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland 

Office Location / Mailing Address

659 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME 04103  

(P) (207) 772-2151  
Email: 
info@habitatme.org 

 
 
 
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