Roseburg, OR (December 20, 2018) Heartwood ReSources is excited to announce another award for their upcoming expansion. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awarded $48,549 to the environmentally focused arm of NeighborWorks Umpqua. Heartwood ReSources will be able to purchase heavy equipment, including a flatbed pickup truck, a forklift, and trailers, crucial for opening a new store in Grants Pass. The staff of Heartwood ReSources were incredibly excited to learn they were awarded the full amount requested from DEQ.

“Everything is coming together for our upcoming expansion,” explains Marla Zoeter, Heartwood ReSources’s Store Manager. “With this grant award, the new Heartwood ReSources store in Grants Pass will be able to afford heavy equipment we need to be successful on day one. This award would not have been possible without the support of our partners, including Josephine County Solid Waste Agency, Douglas County Public Works, and United Community Action Network. With their support, we were able to stand out in a highly competitive application process with 59 applications and become one of the 16 projects selected. We are all excited to continue building momentum towards our June 2019 grand opening in Grants Pass and to begin reducing the waste in that local area.”

Heartwood Resources began as a job opportunities program of NeighborWorks Umpqua in 2001 and went on to secure its own nonprofit 501(c)(3) status in 2005. As an important subsidiary NeighborWorks Umpqua, Heartwood ReSources provides low-cost building supplies while providing an important environment service. The store helps divert waste from local landfills while acting as a resource for professional builders, contractors, homeowners, and craft enthusiasts. Heartwood ReSources has targeted June 2019 for the new store’s grand opening.

To meet that deadline, new staff will be hired and trained at the Roseburg store starting in early spring, 2019.  Once the positions are ready for applications, the opportunity to apply for positions for the new location will be located on nwumpqua.org. For more information on the grand opening, make sure to visit heartwoodresources.org in the New Year.