About American Architectural Salvage
On the surface we may feel and operate like a traditional business. But looking more deeply one discovers our defining characteristics.
Formerly known as Shop Demo Depot, American Architectural Salvage, feeds profits to our parent charities: Westmoreland Community Action, Fayette Community Action, and Community Action Southwest to enable it to fulfill more of their own social mission: strengthening communities and families to eliminate poverty.
Our primary objective is to reinvest for that purpose in our community rather than being driven by the need to deliver profits to shareholders and owners.
When you donate, purchase or deconstruct with our company you’re making an impact to better our communities. Beyond the right thing to do for your community and the environment, certain financial benefits can be gained by your donations.
American Architectural Salvage accepts tax-deductible donations of surplus and reusable building supplies from businesses, manufacturers, and the general public. We inspect all materials and will decline unsatisfactory, broken, or items with missing parts. Since our mission is to reuse these materials, they must be in saleable condition. We cannot accept hazardous materials like items that contain PCB’s, asbestos, mercury and flammable compounds.
American Architectural Salvage Mission
To reduce landfill waste and promote the resale and reuse of goods, while financially supporting Community Action initiatives that help those in need.
Who is Involved?
Westmoreland Community Action
Westmoreland Community Action’s mission statement, “strengthening communities and families to eliminate poverty”, continues the agency’s dedication to assisting those in need, but also focuses on the need for communities to do more to help the less fortunate in the county.
Community Action has been in Westmoreland County since 1980. Westmoreland Community Action still administers social service programs to alleviate and eliminate the conditions of poverty and assist the County’s disadvantaged populations. With more than 30 years of experience, Westmoreland Community Action has learned to meet the changing needs of children, adults and families by setting outcome-based goals and using solid case management in conjunction with supportive service programs.
The agency provides integrated services which compliment the workforce development and welfare systems, address child and family development needs, address mental health needs, create job opportunities, create homeownership opportunities and encourages citizenship and volunteerism. Together, these services benefit more than 15,000 individuals each year.
Fayette County Community Action Agency
Over Forty Years of Helping People and Changing Lives in Fayette County.
At the Fayette County Community Action Agency, our mission is to strengthen individuals and families to become more self sufficient, achieving their potential by taking advantage of opportunities, improving the conditions in which they live and taking ownership of their community.
We want you to realize that our successes are attributable to you, the members of our community and support network. You have stood by us as we have worked to turn our dreams into daily realities for not only our agency but the more than 30,000 residents we serve annually.
Community Action Southwest
Community Action Southwest (CAS), a non-profit organization, has been serving Washington and Greene counties since 1965. CAS serves as the catalyst to mobilize the resources of the entire community to enable families and individuals in Southwestern PA to attain the skills, knowledge, motivation and opportunities to become self-sufficient. We offer programming in the following areas: Early Childhood Services (Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K), Nutrition Services (WIC – Women Infants & Children), Family Economic Success, and Senior Services. All CAS programs are designed to help low-income people achieve a greater degree of self-sufficiency. Our goal is to mobilize public and private resources to deal with the causes of poverty, not just its impact. Community action Southwest believes poverty will end when enough people care. CAS is engaging our community because…It Takes YOU…to end poverty in our community.
Our Service Area
Our service area includes southwestern PA. Based in Mt Pleasant in Westmoreland County, we are convenient to Greene County, Fayette County, Indiana County, and Somerset County.