But the Roaring Fork chapter’s stores in Basalt and Glenwood Springs have never seen anything quite like the estate belongings that were donated in late April.
The latest bounty features promotional still photos from blockbuster movies, Indian artifacts, a Steinway piano valued at $45,000, high-end Stickley chairs and loads of hand-carved, U.S. Western-themed furniture.
The items come from the former estate of Hollywood movie chief and independent producer Peter Guber. A woman who bought his Mandalay Ranch some years ago has donated more than 500 items from Guber’s former estate, according to Scott Gilbert, president of Habitat For Humanity Roaring Fork. More items are coming from the home theater and bedrooms. The donor wants to be anonymous.
At Habitat for Humanity, we’d like to encourage people not to wait for legislation or policy changes to extend the life of our landfills. Everyone can help our community improve sustainability (and build affordable housing simultaneously), as many have already with donations to Habitat‘s ReStores. In the eight years since our ReStores have been in the valley, we’ve already diverted over 1 million pounds of waste from the landfill.
The Dorys moved into their Habitat For Humanity Roaring Fork Valley home in December. It included a Mitsubishi Electric ductless heating and cooling system that was donated for the project. The system is highly efficient because the small, indoor units can be used to heat or cool isolated spaces rather than an entire structure.
Nevertheless, Assaf Dory and his wife, Sigal Winfield, racked up an electrical bill of $336 in January to heat their three-bedroom, 1,575-square-foot home.