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Broward Habitat Restore Made Hurricane Shutters Affordable for Hundreds

Recycled Aluminium Shutters Fly out Restore Doors

Habitat for Humanity of Broward provided close to 300 families with hurricane shutters at cut-rate prices in the days leading up to Hurricane Dorian. Now, those same families have the security of knowing they are prepared the next time a hurricane approaches. These shutters are an investment that will serve them for years to come.

The Broward Habitat Restore, located at 505 West Broward Blvd, was able to serve hundreds of customers who lined up out the doors to purchase heavily discounted recycled steel and aluminum shutters. Those shutters were made possible, thanks to donations by homeowners and shutter companies, and all proceeds will benefit Habitat’s mission to provide homes to low-income families in need of affordable housing.

broward habitat restore made hurricane shutteres affordable“With housing and cost of living costs so high in South Florida, many families do not have the discretionary income needed for new shutters or impact windows,” said Nancy Robin, CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “Through our ReStore, we are able to help them get the protection they need at an affordable price, while also helping low-income families obtain shelter—also at an affordable price. Thank goodness Dorian missed us, and thank goodness hundreds of families are now prepared for the next storm.”

Robin went on to say demand had been so high for shutters that the ReStore’s warehouse was almost completely empty. “We thank our residents and suppliers in advance for sending unneeded shutters our way. Our Habitat trucks are happy to come pick up these donations, and by directing them to our ReStore, they not only save families, but also save tons of material from our landfills.”

Help victims of Hurricane Dorian

The Broward Habitat ReStore is a convenient location to donate items needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Donations of listed supplies will be directed to victims of the hurricane and can be made at the Habitat ReStore at 505 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Store hours are Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Items needed/accepted:

  • Canned goods and can openers
  • Mosquito spray and sunscreen
  • Disposable diapers
  • First aid items
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Flashlights and batteries

All ReStore sales support Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s efforts to ensure all Broward residents have a decent place to live. For more information on Habitat Broward, please contact Thor Barraclough at Habitat for Humanity of Broward (954) 817-2208