Wednesday, October 01, 2008

DirectBuy of Spokane Helps Habitat for Humanity

SPOKANE, Wash. —This past June, Habitat for Humanity finished its Blitz Build project in Spokane with help from DirectBuy. DirectBuy of Spokane owner Ron Cully involved his staff by offering to pay them half of their regular wages for any time they spent helping build the two duplexes. In addition, he gave them the opportunity to donate their earnings to the charity of their choice. For this event, the staff made a $300 donation to Habitat for Humanity. With the staff’s overall contribution of 150 hours, the interiors of both units and the complete exterior of one unit were finished.

"Anyone can write a check to a charity and feel good about what they have done,” said Cully. “But it takes time and human power to make things happen. Until you have spent time and looked into the eyes of the people you help, you can not fully understand what it means to contribute."

The Spokane showroom regularly donates merchandise to the Habitat for Humanity store and has donated products to the Blitz Build program for the past 2 years. This year’s donation consisted of all the lumber, drywall, fasteners, cabinets, sinks and faucets for one of the two duplexes (totaling just over $20,000 worth of materials).

Habitat for Humanity works to build affordable, decent, and simple homes for low-income families. Habitat helps create a neighborhood families can be proud of and allows them to live a better quality of life.

For 37 years, DirectBuy has been showing thousands of consumers unparalleled ways to save as they shop for virtually everything for in and around their homes – from furniture, carpet and flooring, and custom window treatments, to kitchen and bath cabinets and fixtures, appliances and much, much more. DirectBuy enables members to purchase products from several hundred manufacturers at more than 160 showrooms across North America.

This is a wonderful community project that combines in-kind donations of items need to build the homes with volunteers donating their time to make the homes a reality.

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