“The ReStore adds value to our community and gives a chance for area business to recycle their items instead of them going to the landfill,” said Emily Tucker, president Richmond County Chamber of Commerce.
The store is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.
The ReStore is a retail store that sells new, gently used and unique building materials, household items and appliances that have been donated by local businesses and individuals.
Proceeds from the sales to the public are used to support Habitat for Humanity’s building program in Richmond County. Habitat builds homes in partnership with low-income families and then sells them to the families through a no-interest, 30-year mortgage.
“We are very pleased to have a Habitat ReStore in Richmond County as a result of a lot of hard work of a lot of people,” Mayor Gene McLaurin said.
The homes are built with mostly volunteer labor and funded by individual, business and faith based organization donors. Many perfectly good materials end up in the landfills and that’s where the ReStore comes in. The ReStore will accept donated items that are in good condition and sell them to people who are building or remodeling homes as well as those just looking for that perfect item to add to their home.
“This is people reaching out to help one another,” McLaurin said.
Volunteers are always needed in the ReStore to run the cash register, accept goods, organize and clean the ReStore, pick up donations, work the sales floor and assist shoppers.
If you’re interested in volunteering or need a pick up, call 910-817-9576.
Staff Writer Hollie Nivens can be reached at (910) 997-3111 ext. 19, or by e-mail at email@example.com