Mission: The organization uses all revenues to promote, educate and provide services that bring awareness of and the accessibility to reusable building materials in order to preserve and renew the earth's natural resources and at the same time assist low income families by providing more affordable materials for the building, remodeling, and repairing of their homes.
Programs: The organization provided deconstruction services that allow for the reuse of building materials
the organization operates a recycled and "green" building materials store
the organization continues to educate the general public, homeowners and builders about reuse alternatives
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I love that ReNew helps cycle used and useful things back into use. Several times, I needed something specific for a house project and didn't have the first clue what I needed or where to find it. (Materials for cold frames, a pressure tank for our well, hinges for a door, etc.) The staff was incredibly helpful, listened carefully, and walked me over to exactly the thing I needed. They really know their stuff and they treated me with respect even though I was inexperienced and unsure of what I wanted. Their inventory seems to always include a huge variety of useful things (from very tiny to very large), so it's a great place to browse and find pretty much anything you need for house projects. We have also donated things we removed from our house so they could easily be found by others who could use them. ReNew has been a very helpful resource for us.
Sometimes I go here for something specific, say a storm door or a window, and always come out with what I came for...plus 8 or 9 other things that are just too cool to pass up. firewood holder? check. Vaneer for mini skateboard ramp? check. office chair? check. This place is just fun.