FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2020
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sean Campbell, Marketing Coordinator
(607) 257-9699 x9929
What: Finger Lakes ReUse Centers – Working for Justice
Where: Now with 3 locations (one new!)
When: Thursday, June 11, 2020
Why: ReUse can help build our new world
Finger Lakes ReUse Centers – Working for Justice
ITHACA, NY… Finger Lakes ReUse, a non-profit organization with its vision of a just, resilient and waste-free world, announces the ReUse Centers are opening back up, including a new-to-us third location.
Finger Lakes ReUse serves multiple, diverse, and beautiful communities right here in Tompkins County and our vision is for a just, resilient, and waste-free world. We embrace and stand with our communities of color, as we struggle together for justice and equality. We have long believed that ReUse can help heal social divides caused by structural inequality and racism. “During this pandemic epoch and its disproportionate impacts on black and brown communities where the only certainty is the need for positive and lasting systemic change, affordable access to materials and the efforts to make this happen are more relevant than ever – for the health of our community, and for our world,” says Diane Cohen, the Executive Director of Finger Lakes ReUse.
As we strive to help create this new world for our community, ReUse is working on new ways to provide safe and affordable access to materials and to our programs, beginning with the announcement of the opening of ReUse Community Hardware in the former Ace Hardware location in Triphammer Marketplace (2255 N. Triphammer Road) selling an enormous volume of inventory of the recently closed Ace Hardware, including tools, hardware, and building materials, in addition to quality used furniture and books. The Ithaca ReUse Center (214 Elmira Rd) and the Triphammer ReUse Center (2255 N Triphammer Rd) are now both open daily 10-6 and accepting appointments at ithacareuse.org/shop for all locations or call (607) 257-9699. Walk-ins may be permitted, depending on available capacity at the time.
PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required by all workers, shoppers, and visitors. A ReUse worker at the entrance of each ReUse Center provides assistance with cart sanitizing and capacity monitoring.
About those donations….In order to manage the potentially enormous volume of material that people have been sorting and organizing during the weeks of isolation, donations acceptance areas are still CLOSED at all locations. We are currently only accepting material donations by contactless pick up at this time (request a pickup at ithacareuse.org/donategoods).