Northwest Homecrafters Believes in Good Karma
Northwest Homecrafters is committed to building strong and vibrant communities, improving quality of life, and making a positive difference where we live and work. By lending a helping hand towards building and sustaining communities through shared commitment and knowledge with partners, we can achieve many things together. We focus our efforts on the following directions:
Habitat for Humanity
As a project is deconstructed, we separate materials into 3 categories of disposal. They are: recyclable clean wood, metals, cardboard, concrete, and some appliances; waste with no future value; and waste suitable for reuse as is. Acceptable salvaged materials that can be reused as is are brought to Second Use, or Habitat for Humanity Seattle. Northwest Homecrafters donates them in the name of the homeowner whom these items were taken from. At Second Use we request that partial proceeds of resale are donated to Habitat for Humanity Seattle. Homeowners then receive a letter of appreciation from Habitat along with a document that can be used at year end notifying the IRS a tax deductible donation has been made. Now how sweet is that?
Learn more about Second Use and Seattle Habitat for Humanity.
Master Builders Association Rampathon
Northwest Homecrafters has periodically participated in Rampathon since 2005. Here are some photos from three of our ramps.�
Learn more about Rampathon.
Phinney Neighborhood Association
The Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) was founded in 1980, with a $200K federal block grant to develop programs to serve residents living between 65th and 75th Streets, from Aurora Avenue to 3rd Avenue NW. Members now live in many Seattle neighborhoods and join for a variety of reasons. Wayne has been an active contributor to the organization since the new millennium
Learn more about the PNA.
Washington Trails Association
Washington Trails Association’s mission is to preserve, enhance, and promote hiking opportunities in Washington State through collaboration, education, advocacy and volunteer trail maintenance. Wayne as volunteered for 2, week long summer trail maintenance parties over the past 4 years
Learn more about WTA.
Decon ’13 is the Building Materials Reuse Associations conference on deconstruction, building materials reuse and construction and demolition waste recycling. Wayne is the Northwest Ecobuilding Guild Seattle Chapter representative on the event planning committee.
Learn more about Decon 13 and BMRA
To learn more about Northwest Homecrafters, schedule an In-Home Consultation today.