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ReStore holds Ribbon Cutting on October 21

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore of Huntington on Friday, October 21. The ribbon cutting took place at 12 noon in celebration of the ReStore’s new location at 325 Hauenstein Road. The ReStore served hot dogs, baked beans, cookies, lemonade and iced tea during their grand re-opening.

The ReStore moved to its new location in September to be closer to major shopping areas. According to Jean Wright, executive director of Huntington County Habitat for Humanity, “We outgrew our original location much sooner than we expected, thanks to community support.”

The purpose of the ReStore is to provide a place for businesses and individuals to donate new and lightly used home remodeling and repair items, according to John Bostel, ReStore manager. Donations are tax deductible and donors receive a receipt for tax purposes.

The ReStore refurbishes many of the items and then places them in the retail portion of the store for purchase by the community. Bostel went on to explain that ReStore’s lower pricing on a large array of useful items opens up opportunities for more homeowners to upgrade their homes. Income generated at the ReStore goes to build and rehabilitate homes through Habitat for Humanity for low-income families in the county.