Beginning November 5, all three stores will be open Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yes, our stores will be open 6 days a week – Monday through Saturday – beginning Monday, November 5.
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Once again, Umpqua Bank graciously gives us space in its Vancouver, WA branches to provide its customers with information about the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store. We did this last year, too and it was a great success. Not only does this partnership showcases Umpqua’s commitment to the local community, it gives us an opportunity to inform people about our stores and our mission to support Habitat and keep usable materials out of the waste stream. We get to reach people who don’t know our stores are a great place to shop and a worthy destination for items they wish to donate.
In March, we had displays in Umpqua’s Downtown and Mill Plain branches. This month our displays move to the Hazel Dell and Evergreen branches. Each Saturday in April, the HFH Store truck will park in an Umpqua Bank’s parking lot to collect materials donations. The truck will collect donations between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm and you can bring items to donate. Here’s the schedule.
April 7 – Vancouver Downtown, 1400 Washington Street
April 14 – Mill Plain, 12019 SE Mill Plain Blvd
April 21 – Hazel Dell, 600 NE 99th St
April 28 – Vancouver Evergreen Square, 16409 SE 1st St
After months of preparation and with support from the local community, the Washington County ReStore opens for business and celebrates its grand opening Friday, June 10, 2011. Joe Connell, ReStore Director, said, “We started planning for this store three years ago as part of a plan to better serve our community and raise more funds for Habitat. We are immensely grateful for the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who helped us open by cleaning, painting, and assembling and stocking shelves.”
The grand opening begins when the ReStore hosts the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 am. Immediately following Coffee Connection, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle participates in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the store. You are invited to attend the ribbon cutting and tour the store immediately after, when all merchandise will be available for purchase.
Washington County residents now have a convenient location to shop for affordable reuse items and to donate materials left over from their home improvement projects. Come join us and be among the first to shop at our new store!
The Washington County ReStore’s truck will collect donations from the public in the parking lot of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 13715 Southwest Walker Road in Beaverton April 9, 16 and 23, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Here’s a map.
These donation days were made possible through the generosity of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church parish, who offered us the use of their parking lot. Thank you Holy Trinity!
Wondering what to do with leftover materials? You can donate new and gently used building materials and home improvement items to help stock our new Washington County ReStore. You can donate items such as
Have a question about an item you’d like to donate? Our Donation Guidelines has a thorough description of items we can take, or you can call Alex Bertolucci at 503.906.3823.
The Clark County Habitat Store is gearing up for our fall workshops!
Workshop dates are Saturdays, October 16, October 30 and November 13, from 1pm to 3pm.
October 16, 2010: (Rescheduled from October 2.) Session 1 will focus on exterior weatherization. Topics will include window and door installation, exterior trim install, correct caulking, sealing and house-wrap installation.
October 30, 2010: Session 2 will focus on sheetrock installation and correct taping and mudding procedures.
November 13, 2010: Session 3 topics will include interior painting processes and baseboard and trim installation.
All sessions will be taught by awesome trade professionals! Our lead instructor will be John Schwager, a local contractor and Restore customer. John is a great guy and we’re sure you will learn lots from him.
Plan to join us for all three sessions or just the one that fits your project needs. Sessions are informal and very interactive so come ready to participate, learn and network with like-minded “do it yourselfers.”
Remember that piggy bank you had when you were a kid and how good you felt every time you dropped in a coin? And how you’d shake it to hear how full it was getting, feeling satisfied that you were saving for something you really wanted? Now imagine that every trip you make to the ReStore, whether to buy or donate materials, is like dropping a coin into Habitat’s piggy bank. It all adds up to help build a home. And right now, your purchases and donations are helping to build a home for the Nabor-Leon family at Habitat’s Lents project.
We invite you to come see the home we’ve sponsored during the Build It Green Home Tour on September 25. Habitat’s Lents project, including the home for the Nabor-Leon family, is included in the tour. If you can’t make the tour, come by our booth at the Build It Green Information Fair that immediately follows the tour. We’ll be there from 3pm until 7pm that afternoon. Click here for details. Thank you for supporting the ReStore. Your support makes a difference in the lives of families such as Gerardo, Isabel and Janet Nabor-Leon. From all of us at the ReStore, a heartfelt “You Rock!”
Hopefully you’ve heard about or seen info on our website about the workshops we’ve been holding at the store. They are in the infant stages now but we hope they grow quickly and are of great use to you as DIYers! (do it yourselfers. )
In April, the workshops featured techniques for tile installation. The first session focused on countertops, bull nose edges, backsplashes and prepping for sink installation. Wet saw cutting, use of thin set, grouting and caulking were all covered by the instructor. The second session included the laying out and installation of tile on shower walls. Again wet saw techniques, installation and grouting were taught.
Thirty-five “doers” attended the sessions. All had a great time and learned tons from tile pros Doug and Yvette Ramirez of Interstate Tile. Thanks, Doug and Yvette, for volunteering your time and making the inaugural classes such a great success!
We hope to have one more tile class that will cover the laying out of a floor, underlayment install, backer board techniques and the setting and grouting of the floor tiles. Be watching for the dates and times of this class.