Edmonston’s Community Forklift Searches for New Home

Hyattsville Wire: Community Forklift is looking for a new home after its longtime landlords have indicated they want it to leave its Edmonston location.

Located at 4671 Tanglewood Dr. since 2005, the nonprofit receives salvaged building materials and household goods from around the greater D.C. area and resells them in a 40,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial area just off Baltimore Avenue.

Its landlord, Washington Gas, plans to discontinue intensive commercial use of the three-acre property, though it’s allowing Community Forklift to remain open while it searches for a new home.

Community Forklift is currently working with real estate experts, local government officials and other professionals working pro bono to come up with a plan.

“We may be searching for a new physical location, but that’s not going to diminish our commitment one iota to serve our community, said Community Forklift CEO Nancy Meyer in a release sent to the Hyattsville Wire. “In the end, it’s not about the stuff but about the people.”

To help with the effort, the nonprofit announced Forklift Forward. Supporters can donate money on a one-time or monthly basis online or they can send any information on possible locations or other help they can offer to forkliftforward@communityforklift.org.

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