Storehouse Provides Low-Cost Building Materials for Non-Profits
Based in Chicago, Storehouse — which offers building materials to low-income housing agencies and organizations for a nominal handling fee — has opened a site in West Virginia and will soon be expanding to Los Angeles.
Started by World Vision in 1995 to fill a need for affordable building materials in Chicago, Storehouse works with manufacturers and retailers around the country to enable non-profit organizations and churches to improve housing conditions for families in low-income neighborhoods.
To date, more than $14 million in surplus building material has been donated by companies such as Kohler Company, Masco Corporation, The Great Indoors, 3M, United Building Centers, Busy Beaver, Moen, Sears, Home Depot, Pella Windows, Benjamin Moore, Simonton Windows, Grohe Faucets, Armstrong, Boise Cascade, Danze Faucets and Crown Bolt.
Donated products and materials include paint, drywall fixtures, lumber, cabinetry, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, flooring, tools, windows, doors and hardware.