Anyone who’s watched all the preparation that goes into setting up for Mardi Gras (the stands, the roadblocks, the miles of portalets) knows that any large-scale event requires a lot of set-up, but we often don’t think about what goes on behind everyday events. For example, says Rick Gervais (pictured), Senior Project Manager of commercial movers Quality Group, “No one asks themselves how that law firm gets to the 38th floor of One Shell Square,” and yet somehow all the desks,... Read More »
At the ReStore, we look forward to seeing familiar faces: our repeat customers, our core volunteers, and the donors who make a habit of reaching out to us and sending useful items our way. As we all work together to build quality, affordable housing in our community, we develop relationships--and these donors, volunteers, and customers start to feel like our extended family. Today we’d like to thank Acadian Flooring, a local company that also relies on family, for their five years of giving.
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As you walk through the Habitat ReStore, you’ll see the word “partner” everywhere: on the shirts that our partner families wear as they work around the store and on our Mission Wall, where we display our mission statement and show our gratitude for the sponsors, volunteers, and families that keep New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity rooted and growing in our community. We’re proud of all of our partners, and this week we’re excited to spread the word about our partners... Read More »
The New Year is always a good time for reflection. As we look back on the past year here at the Restore, we’re grateful for those donors who have generously given to us, allowing us to make quality, affordable furniture, building materials, and appliances available to our community. This week, we’re especially thankful for Jewish FreeCycle, a “grassroots nonprofit movement of generous donors and gracious recipients.”
At the ReStore, we often partner with area businesses,... Read More »
This week New Orleans Habitat ReStore is shining a thankful light on PEMBA Lighting, Electrical, & Automation, a new donor that recently sent a collection of high quality Murray Feiss lighting fixtures our way.
PEMBA, which is an acronym for Professional Engineering Masters of Better Automation, is a woman-owned business with a lighting showroom in Belle Chase. Owner Patricia Smith began the business in 1997 and ran it out of her home office until 2006 when she moved the company into its current... Read More »
For the past five years, the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore has been proud to work with Jefferson Door, a local company whose generous in-kind donations and homegrown heritage make them perfect partners in our mission to build homes, communities, and hope.
Jefferson Door is a full-service millwork company that distributes doors, windows, columns and other wood fixtures necessary to furnish houses. Now in its third generation of family ownership, the business got its start in 1959... Read More »
George Kellett & Sons is what Vice President CJ Wallace likes to jokingly call a “startup company.” Established in 1896, George Kellett & Sons is anything but: it’s a deeply rooted, family-owned building products company that has been serving the Greater New Orleans community for over a hundred years. As members of the U.S. Green Building Council, they’re equally dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future through conservation and green building practices.
For the... Read More »
In 2012, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore and affiliate office joined LifeCity and its members to help strengthen the "green movement" in New Orleans. LifeCity, a local green organization, is dedicated to their mission to facilitate a citywide network of environmentally positive organizations in order to accelerate the Impact Economy and creating incentives for people to support the businesses in this network through their Green Card. Not only does LifeCity focus on promoting certified... Read More »
Over the course of the last year, NOAHH has formed a bountiful partnership with Lambeth House, who lay claim to the title “New Orleans’ premier retirement living community.” Since NOAHH reached out to Lambeth House, they have provided NOAHH's ReStore with an estimated $30,000 in donated merchandise over the course of more than 20 donations. What started out as a mutually beneficial series of moderate donations has grown, with careful nurturing and enthusiasm on both sides, into... Read More »
Carmel Guitterez began volunteering for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity a few months ago, but her 10 years with Habitat for Humanity started with simple curiosity.
“I heard about the organization, and it meant so much to me,” Guitterez said. “I just like the concept. The fact that people were buying homes with no-interest loans and they were able to get out of situations that were really very negative.”
Without fail, Guitterez volunteers for the ReStore once... Read More »