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Milwaukee/NARI Foundation Announces Results of 2013 Rummage Sale

July 11, 2013

The Milwaukee/NARI Foundation, Inc., the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council’s educational and charitable arm, announced its eighth annual “Home Improvement Rummage Sale” held on May 3, had net proceeds of more than $12,000.

The event, which was sponsored by Milwaukee Millwork, supported efforts of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation to provide financial and educational support to students pursuing a career in the home improvement and remodeling industry, while helping to reduce the construction and demolition materials that are filling landfills.

Consumers from throughout southeastern Wisconsin were able to purchase an assortment of merchandise, including windows, doors, appliances, shingles, bathroom and ceiling tiles, bathtubs, showers, cabinets, carpentry, lumber, furniture, lighting and plumbing fixtures, sinks, insulation, and siding.

“Even though it rained from the outset, we were selling the huge assortment of merchandise that was available as soon as the doors opened,” said Greg Adamec, general manager of Milwaukee Millwork, the location of the rummage sale, and Milwaukee/NARI Foundation president.

“The rain didn’t prevent several hundred people from attending the rummage sale, some buying one or two items, while others purchased car or truck loads. All purchasers obtained great value on the home improvement and remodeling products purchased, and as always, assisted in our endeavor to aid those that are looking to make the home improvement and remodeling industry a career.

“The generous donations of Milwaukee/NARI members enable the rummage sale to achieve its annual success. We also had terrific support from members that volunteered in organizing and staffing the event, as well as cleaning up at the end of the day,” said Adamec. “The proceeds will be used for scholarship programs, tools and equipment, and to educate people on the opportunities available within the industry.”

The goal of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation is to promote public awareness of the home remodeling and improvement industry through educational programs and community activities and raise funds to support scholarships and grants to help encourage and train young people and displaced workers interested in the professional remodeling industry.

To carry out its purpose, the Foundation expends funds for the refinement and/or expansion of existing Milwaukee/NARI education programs, supports scholarships to assist professional training of individuals entering the home improvement and remodeling field, and embarks on activities judged necessary to insure an ample supply of professionally trained individuals.

Through various special events, including the annual Home Improvement Show raffle, Rummage Sale, Golf Outing, and Holiday Party, plus member contributions, the Foundation has provided more than $150,000 in scholarships, tools, and equipment for use by students and schools in southeastern Wisconsin. The Foundation has also established endowments at both Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College.

More information is available at www.milwaukeenarifoundation.org.

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