The "re" in Habitat for Humanity ReStore's name is a nod to recycling and re-use, one of the stores' main goals. Each store is stocked with a rotation of gently used and discounted home-improvement merchandise that includes furniture, appliance, cabinetry, rugs, paint, lighting, tools, plumbing, doors, and windows?100% of products selling for up to 75% off retail prices.
The stores benefit their communities by minimizing waste and rendering home improvement more affordable, but they don't stop there. The proceeds from their sales benefit local chapters of Habitat for Humanity, funding affordable housing for those who need it.
Washing the family car at home can waste hours of daylight and gallons of water. At Waterworks Car Wash, the staff?s green practices help car owners save time and shrink their carbon footprints. During car washes, dirty cars travel through a standard conveyor belt, then employees hand-dry vehicles and vacuum. Techs are equally conscientious during detail sessions, applying wax with an orbital polisher and cleaning interior carpeting with dry foam. Waiting customers find respite within the shop, where comfortable tables surrounded by ocean-blue tile offer a place for them to have a snack or write long love letters to their cars.