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Mansion teardown helps Advocate Safehouse

Last spring, an 8,000-square-foot home in Aspen was bulldozed to make room for another Aspen mansion. And while that’s a normal upvalley occurrence, this particular tear-down had a positive ripple effect on the entire valley.

The owner of the home donated more than 280 items, including doors, cabinets and light fixtures, to Carbondale’s Construction Junction, with the proceeds to be donated to the Advocate Safehouse Project in Glenwood Springs.

Last week, a check for $2,500 was presented to Advocate Safehouse’s Julie Olson on behalf of Construction Junction and the anonymous donor ” after material from the home was sold in more than 180 separate transactions over the course of the year.

Advocate Safehouse is a nonprofit serving Garfield County with assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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