A 501(c)(3) nonprofit which trains and employs people who have had difficulty being hired, Second Chance gets most items from donations and demolitions, what they describe as, "deconstruction." One such project is the gutting of a two-story home in Bethesda once owned by an attorney. Donning masks and eyewear, a work crew uses power saws, crowbars and brute strength, pulling out oak flooring, appliances and ceramic fixtures before the emptied residence would be leveled to make way for the construction of a modern home. Dust flies as the team works feverishly, extracting items of value, stacking piles high of building materials, fixtures, and even old toys and trinkets. The rest — debris, broken pieces and otherwise unsalvageable building material — becomes a massive basement pile of rubble, which stays for later demolition.