Habitat Re-store a fundamental community service
Aug. 17, 2003
The local Habitat for Humanity chapter has entered a new phase of operations by opening a store that specializes in recycled building materials and appliances. Proceeds from the business will help fund an important Habitat program to build affordable housing for families in need.
Residents should view Habitat's Re-store as an essential link in the chain of helping less fortunate people rebuild their lives. Thanks to a $50,000 boost from the Riley Foundation, it can do just that.
Re-store, located at 2911 Eighth St., will use the Riley contribution to purchase materials to sell and for repairs to a building it obtained through generous terms arranged by Community Bank, which owned the building. The store recycles such used building materials as appliances, doors, windows, cabinets, counter tops, tile, furniture and fixtures.
Supporting the Habitat Re-store provides usable materials as well as money for building Habitat homes which, in turn, benefits the community. This is simply another example of how good, constructive partnerships are being forged at the local level every day, partnerships that work to build our community.
For more information, to donate items or to volunteer to work, call Habitat Re-store at 483-6364 or 483-6325. Or, to explore the inventory and maybe find an item you can use, drop by; the store is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.