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Revving Up Recycling: Grant Funds Expand Habitat Environmental Impact

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has awarded nearly $2 million in Recycling Assistance Grants, demonstrating a significant commitment to enhancing recycling and waste management efforts across the state. Among the beneficiaries of this initiative, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam received a $75,000 grant. This funding was strategically utilized to purchase and wrap a new box truck, marking a notable advancement in the ReStore's recycling operations.

The investment in this box truck is not just an expansion of the Habitat ReStore fleet but a forward leap towards sustainability. It enables the Habitat ReStore to more efficiently collect donated items, many of which might otherwise end up in landfills, and repurpose them. This process of upcycling not only contributes to environmental conservation by reducing waste but also supports Habitat's broader mission of building and renovating homes for families in need.

Through this grant, Habitat for Humanity is set to amplify its impact, demonstrating the power of collaboration between non-profit organizations and governmental bodies in driving positive environmental and social change.

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