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POST INDEPENDENT- New Habitat ReStore to reduce cost of operations

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Posted March 17, 2017 by edanneker

About 80,000 people live from Aspen to Parachute. Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley’s ReStore brings in $2.35 million in sales annually. That works out to be $29.50 per capita.

The next-highest ReStore per-capita figure in the country? $6.

When the organization’s new, permanent ReStore location opens next winter, it will become even more efficient — and that means even more effective use of its money.

The organization’s president, Scott Gilbert, shared those numbers during the new facility’s groundbreaking Thursday. The building will be located across the cul-de-sac from the current Colorado 82 location, to be named Calaway Court after donors Connie and Jim Calaway. It’s a significant step forward for the organization, which is on its way to becoming a sustainable nonprofit that directs all donations toward its mission of building affordable houses.

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