A very big thanks to our good friends over in Millwood New York. They are a perfect example of folks practicing a sustainable way of living. By donating their appliances the family was able to create the space they needed for new renovations, a whopping 430 lbs of materials were saved from the landfill, no toxins were burned to decompose the plastics, AND several area contractors have already inquired about purchasing the refurbished unit. It's all good.
Yesterday we brought into inventory 900+ gallons of paint. We received a call from an artist group who wanted to donate the remaining materials from constructing an exhibit. We also agreed to deconstruct the project and responsibly dispose of as much of the waste as possible. Here I am in the cab of a 26 foot truck. Sure it looks empty now, but this is at the end of a long long very long day. But, we have tons of brand name interior and exterior paints now, so come and get it!
Crystal is a great friend of ReBuilders Source. She donated the pictured Kitchen Aid Stainless Stell Refrigerator. It was a smooth transaction that created the extra space that Crystal needed, saved 345 lb's of landfill space, avoided toxins emitted in the melting of the plastics, and ultimately will provide a person or business with a great appliance! It's the ReBuilders way...
Barbara and Janae from Goodwill paid us a visit for some laughs and a bit of business. They are leading an effort by Goodwill Industries to provide practical training for folks registered with NYC's "Back to Work Program". The entire back to work program was designed to provide job development services for over 12000 people. Goodwill is partnering with the state to teach practical and hands-on job training in construction. ReBuilders Source provided paint and tiles as raw materials for their trainees to work with. Another perfect example demonstrating a market for recycled building materials. We we're really proud to be a part of Goodwill's efforts to enhance the lives of the participants. Good luck guys, it was a pleasure working with you.
A huge shout out to Leyla, who stopped by the warehouse last weekend to interview us for "The Bronx is Building Project". The project is a collection of still photography and short videos that showcase the positive transformations happening throughout the Bronx.
Portrait and landscape photography will showcase partcipants in their setting. The goal is to highlight those who are involved in the Bronx transformation process, as well as the people who are affected by the changes. Short videos aka "webisodes" will document interviews, real public opinions, and the importance of community change.
We are really excited to be participating with Leyla in shining some light on the wonderful things people are doing in the Bronx.