Habitat executives praise ReStore

Jul 02, 2014
Photo by: Donated SURPRISE VISIT — From left are Torre Nelson, Habitat International vice president; Richard Hathaway, Habitat International vice president; Mike Carscaddon, Habitat International executive vice president; Margie Valentine, ReStore volunteer; Steve Weir, Habitat International vice president; Mark Andrews, Habitat International vice president; and Pat Zolman, ReStore volunteer.

The volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore got an unexpected surprise recently when a global team of Habitat for Humanity personnel stopped in. The Habitat executives had been attending a conference in Atlanta, but were staying at a local residence for the weekend and came to downtown Waynesville when they noticed the store.

Mark Andrews, vice president for volunteer and institutional engagement, was impressed.

“This ReStore is well-organized and impressive,” he said. He asked about the store’s operations, what territory is covered and where donations come from

Haywood Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, located at 95 Montgomery St., Waynesville, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

The ReStore sells donated surplus building materials from builders and remodelers as well as home furniture and furnishings, appliances, tools, lighting, home décor and books from individuals and homeowners. Some donated materials may be used directly in the construction of Habitat houses, but most will be offered for sale in the ReStore at a fraction of retail prices. All proceeds from the ReStore are used to build Habitat houses within Haywood County.

Call 246-9135 and or visit the website www.haywoodhabitat.org to learn more.