110 W. New York Ave.
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TRUCK LOADS OF “LIKE NEW” FURNITURE FOR SALE NOW AT THE SOUTHWEST VOLUSIA HABITAT RESTORE
posted Aug 19, 2011 - 3:19:43pm
NEW HOMES BUILT FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FLORIDA FROM YEARS OF DONATIONS CONTRIBUTED BY THE FRIEDRICH WATKINS COMPANY
Over the past three years, Friedrich Watkins Company (FWC) has been instrumental in helping the Florida Habitat for Humanity (HFH) ReStore’s reach their monthly projections. Without donations from Friedrich Watkins Company, some of the HFH ReStore’s would not have met their goals, as regular donations from the public have been small in this slow economy.
“We have enjoyed our partnership with Habitat for Humanity statewide and look forward to continuing this partnership for years,” Tom Cregan, President, Friedrich Watkins Company.
Three years ago, Friedrich Watkins Company (FWC) began searching for a charitable organization that could benefit from major donations of furniture and appliances that were being replaced in current renovations of local resorts and timeshares. FWC formed a special relationship with Habitat for Humanity.
Donations of bedroom dressers, televisions, mini-refrigerators, and night stands were a big hit in all of the HFH ReStore’s. FWC’s next resort renovation project is scheduled to begin next month, which will allow for a new wave of donations with new styles of furniture.
“The donations have raised a very large part of the funds contributing to new homes built for Habitat for Humanity families all over the state of Florida”, Marie Kiser, Operations Manager, Habitat for Humanity. “We are grateful to FWC’s dedication and commitment to Habitat for Humanity Florida for all these years.”
FWC originally began their partnership with the Apopka affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, but over the years, and with numerous resort renovations, FWC was able to help many of the Habitat for Humanity affiliates all over Florida. Some of the affiliates that have benefited are:
West Palm Beach
East Pasco County
Habitat for Humanity ReStore’s are part of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate that sells new and used donated items in a home improvement/upscale thrift store environment. Proceeds from sales of the donated merchandise help the local Habitat for Humanity affiliates raise money to build Habitat for Humanity homes in their communities.
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than two million people.
Friedrich Watkins Company has been building Orlando since 1997, providing the community with quality construction. This longevity is due to a number of company qualities, most notably our professional team and adherence to our purpose and core values. Every facet of our business operates with integrity and a daily eye towards our customer’s best interests. We strive to provide Peerless Project management in the theme park, hospitality, health care, retail, design build and construction management arenas, visit www.fwc.co for more information.
For more information, or to donate or volunteer, contact Mary Earley, ReStore Manager of Southwest Volusia HFH, 386-774-0083, or email TheReStore@swvhabitat.org
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