LOCAL NONPROFIT Historic Houston is no longer accepting donations of building materials, and is closing its salvage warehouse and ending its salvage program, reports the organization’s founder and executive director, Lynn Edmundson. The organization stored and sold donated historic building materials reclaimed from doomed houses at a leased warehouse and yard at 1307 W. Clay and a separate “overflow” facility across the street at 1214 Joe Annie. Historic Houston’s 9-year-old salvage program typically removed and saved doors, windows, flooring, shiplap, siding, stair rails treads, and plumbing and lighting fixtures from old houses slated for demolition.
They were not making enough money to cover their costs in this down economy. The plan was to have a big sale for everything that’s currently in stock, give away whatever doesn’t sell to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and then close up shop. That would be a big loss for everyone who might want to find this kind of stuff at a decent price, but it may not be the end of the story just yet. Here’s an update they posted to the site after the news broke.
We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the Houston community.
Five hundred donations of $100 each will allow us the ability to re-organize. While it will only offer a temporary solution, we ask that you help in any way you can. To donate, please see the “Support HH” section of this website.
We are entertaining all questions, ideas and donations. Please contact Lynn Edmundson at 713-522-0542 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Go here to learn more. I’d really like to see them make it, so if this is important to you, please consider helping them out. Thanks.