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June 23, 2013

Nonprofit to donate proceeds to victims

NORMAN — Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity has announced plans to continue their support of long-term rebuilding efforts that will benefit May tornado victims.

In addition to soliciting donations from corporations and individuals to help rebuild and repair homes, the organization itself is donating all proceeds from sales at their Renovation Station stores to fund new construction and repairs for tornado victims through Aug. 31.

“We are pleased to do our part for those who lost their homes and are facing a long road ahead to rebuilding their lives,” said Ann Felton Gilliland, chairman and of CEO Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.

Renovation Stations are retail stores operated by Habitat that sell new, used and vintage building supplies and materials, appliances, furniture and other household items to the public. There are two Renovation Stations in Oklahoma City, located at 1800 N. Broadway Ave. and 2805 S.W. 29th St.

While supplies last, these locations are offering a free Rebuild Kit with each donation of $10 or more. These kits contain an industrial 17-inch aluminum dust pan, professional rip hammer, multipurpose folding knife, duct tape, gloves and a small duffel bag.

In May, Habitat issued a challenge to the public to help rebuild homes for tornado victims whose homes were uninsured or underinsured. The organization would like to help as many families as possible throughout the areas affected by tornadoes.

Habitat homes are sold at cost and without interest to families that undergo an application process and are meet requirements, such as volunteering at least 300 hours of “sweat equity.” Special arrangements, such as the reduction of required volunteer hours, may be available for qualified applicants who are also tornado victims.

For more information, visit cohfh.org or call 232-4828.

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