Departments — 27 August 2014
Big Habitat Broward donation gets big help

When Habitat for Humanity of Broward got its biggest product donation ever this month, they got some bigger-than-expected help transporting it.

“When multifamily developer Mill Creek Residential offered to donate all the appliances, plumbing and light fixtures we could carry [to Habitat Broward’s ReStore], we had to find a way,” says Nancy Daly, Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s ReStore chair.  “We had five days and just two box trucks.  I knew it was time to turn to City Furniture.”

City Furniture President Keith Koenig and his team sent three tractor trailers to transport and store the goods, Daly says. “It was a wonderful donation from Mill Creek, and a massive effort – one we never could have accomplished without City Furniture and our incredible volunteers.”

The goods, most priced between $150 and about $300, are now at the Habitat Restore at 505 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. “The appliances are a maximum of seven years old and all in very good condition, including glass-topped stoves, refrigerators, three-ton AC units, electrical panel boxes and more,” Daly says.

“We saw this as a way to get involved with a great cause,” says Alex Barroso, managing director of South Florida for Mill Creek Residential. “Habitat was thrilled and said they wanted to take anything they could carry – appliances, plumbing and light fixtures, doors and anything consumers could use.”

For information call Habitat Broward’s ReStore at 954-763-7771 or visit www.habitatbroward.org/restore/

PHOTO: Nancy Daly, Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s ReStore chair, with City Furniture’s Doreen and Keith Koenig.

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