We are launching this campaign to help our non-profit to continue to support, employ and house our particiapants during this Health Crisis.
Better Futures Minnesota is a social enterprise that helps those that have experienced incarceration or homelessness. We believe that Four Fundamentals are necessary components for building a healthy life: stable housing, workforce training, health and wellness engagement, and mentorship. Our model gives men access to these core needs on Day 1.
To learn more about our non-profit please check us out online at BetterFuturesMinnesota.com
The Better Futures Minnesota - ReUse Retail Warehouse store sells salvaged building materials such as wood flooring, tiles, cabinetry, appliances, lighting, windows, lumber, tubs, toilets and much more. Most of these items in the store have been reclaimed through our deconstruction services or donated from various homeowners or remodeling companies. Unlike demolition, deconstruction carefully removes a house or building so that materials are reclaimed, recycled or repurposed instead of being sent to the landfill.
The ReUse Retail Warehouse is vital for our social enterprise because it enables Better Futures Minnesota to provide our men with a job. The Coronavirus has greatly affected our ability to support our men with meaningful employment.
Clearly, we are all dealing with uncertainty as we-continue to navigate the social and economic distress caused by the pandemic.
Our business model is battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our ReUse Warehouse is closed, our appliance recycling operation is suspended, many of our men are not working, and key customers are delaying or canceling our contracts and projects.
Our deconstruction certifications for our men are now on the back burner because Build ReUse is not administering the tests for certifications due to COVID19 so we are at a standstill for now.
Our new Maker Spave is 90% complete and had a public launch date of 4.15 but we had to suspend final build out and the grand opening because of COVID19 and closure our ReUse Retail Warehouse to the public.
Everyone is so upended there is no way to forecast when the dust will settle.
Please show your support by donating to our GoFundMe campaign and please help us spread the word.
All donations will go towards our men’s employment, housing, transportation, meals and other essential needs to support them during this epidemic.
Shop the ReUse Warehouse online at:t www.ReUseBFM.com
ReUse Warehouse Store Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 3pm
Face Masks are required to shop.
The ReUse Warehouse Store is located at 2620 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406