Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley will continue its mission with a twist starting today.
Instead of doing its usual build of homes for low income families, the organization will do what it calls, an unbuild. They'll take on a first of its kind opportunity to deconstruct nearly 200 apartments at OakBridge in Blacksburg. The complex of one, two and three-story apartments will be leveled and a new complex, The Edge, will be built in its place.
Before the construction begins, Habitat volunteers will take out anything they can salvage to re-purpose at its ReStore in Christiansburg. "All of the appliances. We'll be taking screen doors, ceiling fans. We'll be taking electric circuit breakers and anything else we see along the way." said Shelley Fortier, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley.
Habitat is looking for volunteers. They say all you need is experience with a screwdriver and wrench to help get items out and onto moving trucks.