Cover Story - Habitat for Humanity Restore Grand Opening

By: Tim Irr - Email
By: Tim Irr - Email

The Huntington area Habitat for Humanity recently dedicated its 60th home. It was sponsored by Clear Channel Communication and Big Sandy Superstores.

A place where you drop off items for donation and buy a few at the same time, this sounds like your local goodwill store. The idea is very similar but instead of clothing and furniture we're talking home improvement and building supplies.

The home improvement store, ReStore’s will have it’s grand opening this week for it’s new Huntington area store. The organization that helps people make their dream of home ownership come true wants to help you with that weekend project and in the process boost money for charity.

Since 1976, more than 1,000,000 people around the world have been provided safe, decent, affordable houses. Now, Huntington will join the ranks of hundreds of other cities in the U.S. and Canada with a unique way to raise even more money to build even more Habitat houses.

Teddy Kluemper, III Habitat for Humanities tells us, “Locally, ReStores have already proven to be successful in Charleston, Parkersburg and Beckley. The stores are open to the public and offer everything from appliances to electronics, from tools to kitchen cabinets. Basically, everything you'd find in hardware and home improvement stores at about half the price. The stock is all donated by individuals and businesses, some used, some new.”

Brody Nash, ReStore Manager says, “Huntington Area Habitat builds about 4 or 5 houses every year. With the additional proceeds from ReStore, they hope to build a few more, maybe even double the number.”

The word now in Huntington is we need donations and we need customers. They expect those customers to come from all backgrounds and income levels.


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