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Habitat for Humanity reuses contents from demolished homes

Habitat for Humanity reuses materials from local houses they demolished.
Channel 3's Meg McNamara explains how the organization is getting creative after being left short handed.

"In just a week this entire home is going to be completely demolished but before it is, Habitat for Humanity volunteers are salvaging anything they can to sell in their store, including this spiral stair case."

And as efficient as this small team is, Project Manager Mark Mohnasky wishes there were more of them so they could do more.

"We need help. The more people you have, the easier the jobs are and we've only had like seven people total here to help us. If we had more people, that would be a really great thing for us.

They made due this week in this three story home in Gulf Breeze, drilling, detaching and lugging all sorts of items.

"And this is some of the wood we took out and a door and a frame. People are all the time looking for wood.
But in the midst of all the wood,  sinks, bathtubs  and and other stuff, Mohnasky knows well it's about people and not stuff.

Mark Mohnasky
"A lot of times people want to help other people, but they can't because they don't have the money to help someone else but this is something they can do by just picking up a hammer."

And Habitat for Humanity volunteer Tom Johnson did just that and is happy to do so.
"This Habitat here, they go all out. They have so many houses going up. It's a great organization. I'm glad to help them out.

"You'll be able to buy all these items at their resale store, including these doors, this fan and even this fancy electric fireplace.

Habitat for Humanity estimates the items retrieved from this home will sell for close to 5-thousand dollars.
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