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The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) and Habitat for Humanity have begun a formal relationship to promote Habitat's ReStores.
Although many NBMDA members already support Habitat through local or national partnerships, NBMDA is encouraging all of its members to join the effort by donating materials and products to the Habitat ReStore in their trade area.
Habitat promotes the reuse and recycling of building materials through its efforts to build homes for low-income families.
"We are excited to work with Habitat in support of their regional ReStores," said Kevin Gammonley, NBMDA executive VP. "This is a big win for our members and for the many people and communities that Habitat supports."
Founded in 1952, NBMDA is a trade association representing wholesale distributors of specialty building products and woodworking materials. Membership segments represent distributors and manufacturers that serve the independent building material, lumber, and kitchen and bath dealers, regional and national home centers, as well as those that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface fabricating, plastics fabricating, general and specialty woodworking industries. Distributor members operate more than 900 distribution centers throughout the United States and Canada. The association's collective purchasing power exceeds $25 billion.