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Habitat outlet celebrates first year

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Special to the DailyHere is the location of the Habitat for Humanity Warehouse near the Eagle County Airport.
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GYPSUM ” Habitat for Humanity’s Home Outlet Warehouse is completing its first year of operation.

The goal of the Outlet Warehouse is to generate funds through the sale of donated items to build a home each year in Eagle and Lake counties, manager LaVene Vogelman said.

The 8,000 square-foot outlet facility, located at 500 Trail Gulch Road in Gypsum, sells plumbing fixtures, hardware, lumber, windows, building materials of numerous types, furniture and household appliances, among other items.

There are both new and like-new items that have been donated by individuals as well as contractors and commercial companies. Items are sold at a minimum of half the normal market value and usually reflect much deeper discounts.

“We are very grateful for the ongoing support of so many people since our inception,” said Jean Klein, secretary of the board of directors.

Habitat for Humanity has built a total of 13 homes since 1997 and will complete three to five homes this summer. They are also anticipating beginning 16 units in the Edwards area next year, Klein said.

“There are many ways to help Habitat even if you’re not comfortable on a construction site,” said Elyse Howard, development director. “You can buy or contribute here. And the outlet store is operated with volunteers.”

For more information on donations or pickup, call the Habitat for Humanity Outlet Warehouse at (970) 524-0669.

EAGLE COUNTY ” Mariah B. Scott has $500 to spend on her education thanks to the County Sheriffs of Colorado.

Scott is among 31 Colorado students who won awards in the 2006-2007 Sheriff’s Scholarship Program. The program, in its 27th year, is funded by donations from individuals and businesses.

A citizens’ committee selected the winner for each Colorado county. Applicants must be full-time Colorado residents and plan to attend a Colorado university, college or trade school.

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