NewsChannel5 teams up with Habitat for Humanity of Summit County to 'deconstruct' home

AKRON, Ohio - NewsChannel5's Building Better Neighborhoods initiative will work together with Habitat for Humanity of Summit County on our first community project of the year on Feb. 15.

Several people from NewsChannel5 will work together with a construction crew to deconstruct a home that is slated to be torn down. The home is located on Morgan Avenue in Akron.

Workers will remove items of architectural interest from the home which will then be sold in Habitat's resale shop, located at 2301 Romig Rd. The store is open to the public to purchase these unique items every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the items that are saved from these old abandoned homes include solid wood doors, stained glass window features, unique mantles, banisters and even windows.

NewsChannel5's Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis will be on site to report on the work being done. He will first do a story on Habitat's resale shop on Feb. 14 in our 5 p.m and 6 p.m. broadcasts.

On Feb. 15, Pagonakis will report live from the home being deconstructed and walk us through the process of dismantling it before it gets torn down, usually about a week to 10 days later. Pagonakis will provide reports starting on Good Morning Cleveland, then again at 12 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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