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Better Futures Minnesota plans grand opening Feb. 4

Posted on 26 January 2016 by calvin

The Better Futures Minnesota grand opening and open house will be held Thur., Feb. 4 from 4– 6:30pm at 2620 Minnehaha Ave. S. The event will include tours of the new facility, examples of innovative materials reuse, reBetter Futures MN Website-logofreshments, and an opportunity to learn more about the nonprofit’s impact on individuals and the community.

The new offices and reuse materials retail warehouse enables the pioneering nonprofit to expand its services and warehouse to better serve men and the public.

“In the past year we served more than 100 men,” said Dr. Thomas Adams, Better Future Minnesota’s President and CEO. “We focus on providing four fundamental components: stable housing, healthcare support, employment, and personal coaching. This holistic approach helps men pursue and succeed in making more meaningful, rewarding choices for their lives. It is a formula that has proven to be highly effective. We’re delighted this new facility will help us create greater synergy between our many services and administration, and allow us better serve our men.”

Adams noted, “In that past year we recycled just over 11,200 appliances–which translates to more than 1 million pounds of metal that was kept from landfills. We mowed nearly 7,500 lots for Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis, and our teams removed snow from nearly 4,000 sidewalks last winter. We diverted close to 700 tons of construction and demolition waste from landfills. More than 800 metric tons of CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions were avoided by diverting these materials. Much of the material we recover from deconstruction is available for sale to the public at our warehouse. With greater awareness of the environmental and economic value of reusing and repurposing materials, and the increased popularity of ‘Do It Yourself’ projects, sales from the retail warehouse have become a vital part of our enterprise.” Adams added,” We provide critical training and support to help men change their lives while also providing valuable benefits to the community and the environment. It’s a win-win-win approach, and we look forward to many years of continued growth and increased impact.”