Habitat for Humanity salvages building materials

Posted at 5:47 PM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 18:47:36-05

When the city of Green Bay realized it needed to tear down a home on the corner of 12th Avenue and West Mason, the Redevelopment Authority called Habitat for Humanity. Could the organization use more building materials to sell at its ReStore? The answer was yes.

"When you have materials that are so valuable, and to save them from the landfill, it's really a win-win for everybody," said Cora Haltaufderheid, Executive Director of Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat volunteers, along with representatives from the city of Green Bay, salvaged materials like doors, windows and wood from the home on Saturday. The home will be torn down next week.

'The city isn't just tearing these houses down," said Neighborhood Development Specialist Ken Rovinski. "There are people that are behind this, and we care about the city and want to make Green Bay a better place."

Habitat for Humanity will sell the salvaged materials at its ReStore in Green Bay at a reduced price. Anyone who is looking for building materials can purchase them from the ReStore.

"All our profits from the ReStore go to building new homes," said Haltaufderheid.

The money will help Habitat for Humanity build nine new homes over the rest of the year.