Habitat for Humanity Lincoln County recently celebrated a doubling in size of their Restore facility in Newport, enabling them to offer many recycled items for purchase for those either improving their own homes or for those receiving Habitat’s help in building their own home.
Over the past few years, Habitat has not only sponsored the building of affordable new homes, but also launched a vigorous program for rehabilitating other homes for purchase…using donated or low cost accessories and volunteer labor. The families and friends volunteer their labor, and new restored homes are created. The basic building blocks of community – friends and neighbors helping friends and neighbors helping to fulfill the dream of home ownership.
Habitat for Humanity in Newport recently rolled out their new expansion at their facility at 133 SE 1st which, again, doubles the floor space for everything required to make a house a real home. Sinks, cabinets, wall coverings, windows, light fixtures, even furniture and major applicances. Habitat for Humanity Director Sally Bovett says her operation has come a long, long way since they first opened their doors several years ago and that their future looks very strong.
Bovett says they have a number of projects they’re working on and more planned for the near future. She says it’s not only about building a new home from the ground upo, or rehabbing an older home, but also asking for community donations of not only money, but also buildable land along with perfectly good building materials that local residents might otherwise take to a landfill.
Bovett says they’re also quite proud of the growth of their second Habitat for Humanity Restore that opened recently in Lincoln City at 2150 SE 101. It too receives donations of perfectly good building materials that can be used for new construction, rather than filling up a landfill. Bovett says since the Restores have opened, over 1.7 MILLION pounds of material have salvaged for use rather than winding up at Coffin Butte Landfill in the valley.
Those who would like to learn more about Habitat for Humanity programs can contact Sally Bovett or her program assistant Nancy King at 541-574-4437.