Habitat Restore Receives Business Award from Haywood County Chamber of Commerce

By Haywood County Chamber of Commerce | Nov 05, 2013
Marnette Colborne, Executive Director for Haywood Habitat accepts the September Business of the Month award from Business & Economic Development committee member Matthew Wells of Woodmen Financial Services

Habitat Restore has been honored with Haywood County Chamber of Commerce’s September Business of the Month Award. Presented by the Economic and Business Development Committee the purpose of the award is to recognize our community businesses who contribute to our communities through charity, good customer service, job creation, and making Haywood County a better place to live.

Since 1990, Haywood Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing in the county. Since the formation in 1990, Haywood Habitat has served over 50 families. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, they are committed to eliminating poverty housing in the community and to helping needy families realize their dream of home ownership.

The Habitat ReStore opened in April 2011 and serves as a retail sales operation with the mission of recycling, reusing and repurposing building materials and home furnishings. A portion of donated materials are used directly in the construction of Habitat houses, but most are offered for sale to the general public at attractive, less than retail prices.

Habitat ReStore has a staff of 3 employees and approximately 20 volunteers. The organization was not only profitable during the first month of operation, but has generated enough profit to build (2) habitat homes since its inception.

Haywood Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located is located at 95 Montgomery St, Waynesville and is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Donation pickup is available with an appointment. Visit www.haywoodhabitat.org or call (828)246.9135 for additional information.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Scott Lilly | Nov 07, 2013 16:49

Hey now, this is great.  I did a lot of volunteer work for the Charlotte restores and I've seen how they are all-around good.  I bought a bunch of old windows from the Waynesville Restore which certainly would have been in the dump otherwise.  (Very nice people helped me load them up too.)  A very handy neighbor helped me install them in a new garage and voila!  Recycled beauty.



Posted by: Allen Alsbrooks | Nov 10, 2013 17:55

I really enjoy my visits to the Restore here and in Asheville. I never know what treasures I will find and I have found some gems.

Congrats on the award and keep up the great work!!



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