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Like it dirty? Volunteer with Salvage Service

If your preference is for crowbars and dirty dungarees, consider putting your muscle to work with our Salvage Service team. Our crew removes (gently now) used cabinets, appliances, windows, lighting, plumbing - so we can sell them at the Habitat ReStore. It's dirty work, but it's nice to know these reusable components are kept out of the landfill and raise money to build affordable...

Summer at The ReStore

Shadanny Lagunas, Jenny Hoang, Sead Mohammed and Daniel Dynes are four of the more than 30 high school students who worked at ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Gresham through SummerWorks, a program partially funded by the US Department of Labor. The program teaches students job and career preparedness while allowing them to earn wages for working up to 180 hours. When Shadanny...

Joe Connell: 'So long, and thanks for all the fish!'

Joe Connell is ending his 12-year tenure at the Habitat ReStore with a quote from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.' It's apropos for Joe, whose last day is September 22. He's heading back home to Maine for his next adventure. Before we speculate on what that might be, let's take a look at Joe's ReStore legacy.... Thanks for everything, Joe. You will be missed in ways we can barely begin...

Habitat ReStore hit by auto theft

  Salvage Service deconstruction truck stolen from premises. August 15, 2017 (PORTLAND, Ore.) – Last weekend the Salvage Service pickup truck was stolen from the ReStore support offices parking lot on NE Marx Street. The truck was used to haul tools and materials from deconstruction sites to ReStores in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham and Vancouver. "It's all very disappointing," said...

Coulda, shoulda...did: Pam Israel's path to Guatemala

No birth certificate, no passport - but when Pam Israel was offered to take up a vacated slot on a Evergreen Habitat Global Village trip to Guatemala, she jumped! It was a coincidence that only two days prior to the offer, Pam had been thinking she needed to do to step out of her comfort zone. "I don't want to get to the end of my life and go, 'Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda,'" Pam said. "I need...

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