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ReStore is 'urban mining'

The ReStore operation of the local wing of Habitat for Humanity is "urban mining" to raise money for its next Comox Valley build.

You can help by bringing any scrap metal lying around your home or business; old cars, trucks, appliances, broken bike frames, aluminum windows, car parts, outdated propane tanks, water heaters, rusty nuts and bolts — anything metal. If it’s too heavy, call Habitat.

The money raised goes directly to a local build fund to provide home ownership to working class low-income families. Instead of a conventional, down payment homeowners complete 500 hours of "sweat equity" and receive an interest-free mortgage to a better life.

Metal recycling is also a great way to preserve our natural resources. Using what we already have just makes good sense.

If you would like more information about this topic, contact Ken at Habitat for Humanity or e-mail at

— Habitat for Humanity

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