Now I realize that I am a small time blogger who is just getting started with this whole blogging thing but I have to say that I am so honored that an organization such as ReStore of Montgomery County Maryland commented on my blog! I love what ReStore does and believe in it. Their website is www.ReStoreMoCo.org and their blog can be seen at Restore Nation.
( Source: http://restorenation.wordpress.com/about/ )
“Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County ReStore is a nonprofit retail outlet specializing in the resale of quality new and gently used furniture, appliances and building supplies at 50 to 75% off retail prices. Not only does ReStore offer quality, low-cost products to the community, but all proceeds go directly toward building affordable housing for low-income families in Montgomery County, Maryland. Additionally, by taking in used items, ReStore diverts tons of usable material from local landfills (ReStore diverted approximately 354 tons of waste in 2011 alone).”
Habitat for Humanity is the umbrella of which ReStore cozily nestles under. As a Realtor who believes in the American (actually anywhere in the World) dream of homeownership…I have to tell you how much I love what they do. Here is what the website has to say about Habitat for Humanity:
What is Habitat for Humanity International?
( Source: http://www.habitat.org/how/factsheet.aspx )
- A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build over 500,000 decent, affordable houses and served 2.5 million people worldwide.
- Our vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
- Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller and his wife, Linda.
From there we come full circle and back to ReStore. 🙂
( Source: http://www.habitat.org/restores/default.aspx )
Habitat for Humanity ReStores
|What is a ReStore? Each of the 825 Habitat ReStores in the United States and Canada:
Each ReStore is operated by a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and each one is unique. Most ReStores focus on home improvement goods like furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances
Donate, shop, volunteer
Our ReStores need you to donate, shop, and volunteer! Please contact your local Habitat ReStore for more information.
So with all this in mind I looked to see if there is a ReStore close to me that I could get involved with and while there are many in Pennsylvania, the closest to me would be Philadelphia. Maybe it is time to get one here in the Lehigh Valley! I just might be looking into this.
So come on people….get involved in any way you can!
Dezignfully and with Blessings,
- Habitat to help U.S. Veterans and their families in Itasca County, Minnesota (itascahabitatblog.wordpress.com)
- ‘Sparkle’ Props Donated To Local Habitat For Humanity (detroit.cbslocal.com)
- Habitat for Humanity seeks partner families for homeowner program (clarksvilleonline.com)
- Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore prepares for Bluffton expansion (islandpacket.com)
- ReStore To Be First Full Sponsor of a Habitat House (restorenation.wordpress.com)
- Rare art collection makes its way to Habitat ReStore (mywesttexas.com)
- Disability Network, Habitat for Humanity form new collaboration (pattidudek.typepad.com)
- My Biz: Habitat refocuses on families (thegazette.com)
- Recycling while helping mentally ill (lfpress.com)
- Four Floors of Home Improvement Bargains Now Open Six Days a Week (schabitat.wordpress.com)