Fairport Harbor leaders hope a little holiday spirit will help lead them to future business opportunities.
AKRON, Ohio - Habitat for Humanity Summit County is firmly rooted in the recycling business, now taking apart condemned homes and reselling the parts at it's Akron Restore location.
NewsChannel5's Building Better Neighborhoods and the City of Akron are working with Habitat for Humanity in taking down vacant homes that can't be saved.
WEWS volunteers, along with Habitat home salvage experts, are at the scene at a home on Morgan Avenue, extracting reusable doors, windows and siding.
"It's wonderful to have NewsChannel5 involved in the process," said Habitat President Rochelle Fisher. "We hope to recycle more condemned homes in the future."
In fact, Habitat is scheduled to take down 25 vacant homes in 2013, with the help of Akron's Demolition Department.
"This is great way to keep all these items out of local landfills, and give these windows and doors a new life," explained Fisher. "All proceeds from the sale of these items go back to Habitat, so we can repair and build new homes for the needy."
Habitat's Akron Restore is located on Romig Road, and is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. In most cases, home improvement experts can find good recycled building materials at 50 percent discount over retail prices.
Continuing coverage of the Habitat for Humanity Akron home deconstruction project can be found here on http://newsnet5.com/bbn and in live reports on NewsChannel5 on Friday, at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.
Two families have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity gave thanks to its volunteers at its annual volunteer recognition meeting.
Business executives Chris Zito and Ed Crawford were given Our Lady of the Wayside's highest honor for their service to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Cleveland Skylift announced phase one of its cable car plan, linking the newly proposed Hilton Cleveland Convention Center hotel with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center.
Volunteer experts with HandsOn Northeast Ohio report graffiti issues are on the rise. NewsChannel5 volunteers help with the clean-up.
NewsChannel5 is committed to Building Better Neighborhoods and we've teamed up with HandsOn Northeast Ohio to help clean up graffiti in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity launched its Slavic Village neighborhood revitalization initiative Thursday on Clement Avenue where two homes will now be renovated for first-time homeowners.
Cleveland residents will be issued a 65-gallon blue cart for recyclables and are now required to recycle glass, plastic, metal cans, cardboard and mixed paper items.