A new charitable project is coming to the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area that offers a great way to give during the holiday season.

Donating to the "LED Brighter Communities’ ReStore Project" is truly "the gift that keeps on giving" this holiday season and for years to come. Two Cedar Falls' high school juniors, Will Lynch and Harrison Redfern, have been working with "LED Brighter Communities" over the past few months on organizing and coordinating the conversion of the Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity ReStore to 100% LED lighting. The two teens are now launching a fundraiser for the store located at 4107 Hammond Avenue in Waterloo. For those not familiar, ReStore is a discount home improvement store that sells donated building materials at a discount. 100% of net proceeds support Iowa Heartland Habitat For Humanity and help build for local families.

According to a press release: Will and Harrison have a fundraising goal of $3,500 by the end of the holiday season to cover the expense of materials and installation. The conversion will save ReStore approximately $800 a year. Over the lifetime of the new LEDs, Iowa Heartland will save up to $15,000 in energy and replacement costs. This money will then be used to further their mission to build homes, communities, and hope.

This project is just the beginning of LED Brighter Communities’ mission to help convert the Cedar Valley to a more energy efficient community. For more information and to donate go to Will and Harrison's Go Fund Me page.

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