Honest Abe Log Homes recently made a donation to Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity valued at more than $31,000.
“This truckload of items has made a big impact for August,” said Pam Ealey, Executive Director of Upper Cumberland Habitat. “Our shoppers enjoy how our inventory changes, and the support from businesses like Honest Abe helps our sales, which in turn help us continue serving those in need.”
According to Honest Abe Log Homes President Josh Beasley, the items donated fell into four categories.
- Returns because a customer decided they didn’t want it. (First quality)
- Mis-orders that couldn’t be used. (First quality)
- Slightly damaged and couldn’t be included in a customer’s package.
- Discontinued items.
“Most things we try to work into someone else’s home if it’s first quality,” Beasley said. “If not, then we try to sell through the Wood Store or at a discount to folks who need it. These perfectly good items had sat for years going to waste, so we thought donating them to Habitat‘s ReStore would be a good use of them.”
Beasley noted that there were a number of odd sizes or colors of windows that wouldn’t match up with other homes yet would be perfect in an out building, garage or other structure matching is not mandatory.
Stop by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 728 East 15th Street in Cookeville to take advantage of these components.
– Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes, Director of Marketing, 931-310-6733