The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The BMRA is a 501 c3 non-profit educational and research organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse / recycling of recovered building materials.
Our Goals: ?Reduce the consumption of new resources ?Avoid landfill waste and pollution ?Create value-added markets and increase cost-effectiveness ?Expand job opportunities and workforce development skills What We Stand For: We are increasing opportunities for the recovery and reuse of building materials in an environmentally sound and financially sustainable way. Objectives of the BMRA ?Providing opportunities for Members and other interested parties to share information and increase knowledge and understanding of deconstruction and reuse of building materials. ?Educating the construction and demolition industry, the general public, institutional and governmental organizations about: ?Benefits of deconstructing buildings for reuse and recycling ways that used building materials may stimulate economic activity via new markets and job creation while also promoting environmental benefits . ?Certifications and standards that will increase the marketability, value and use of reclaimed building materials in new and renovation construction projects. ?And conducting research and creating new knowledge that enhances BMRA's educational and environmental mission.