Garland County Habitat for Humanity continues its momentum and celebrates its 26th year in the community.
All three ReStores continue to work on raising funds to provide housing in Garland County by selling quality merchandise at affordable prices for their customers. They remain mindful of resources by recycling almost 90 tons per month of material that would otherwise wind up in the landfill.
The Restores are building material recycling centers that sell new and donated used building materials, furniture, appliances and more at bargain prices to the public, with proceeds going toward the building of Garland County Habitat for Humanity homes.
The organization is also embarking on a new chapter this year with the relocation of the Downtown ReStore. The store will be relocating to 515 W. Grand Ave., the former Simmons Bank building. With the remodel already underway, the store plans to open at the new location in November 2021.
"To say we are excited about the relocation of our downtown store is an understatement," said Ben Baker, ReStore director. "Our new location will give us the opportunity to better serve the downtown community and allow them to have a superior shopping experience. The new ReStore will feature high-end items in a newer and more modernized building."
The Restores are located at 350 Malvern Ave., 3825 Highway 7 north, and 2817 Airport Road. All three ReStores will pick up donations in their respective areas. They have accomplished a lot in the last several years, funding 40 percent of the Habitat for Humanity houses built in Garland County. The sales from the ReStores allow the organization to continue its mission of providing decent, affordable housing for deserving families in Garland County.
"But remember, whether you are shopping, donating or volunteering at the ReStore, you are helping us help others one house at a time," Baker said. "The houses we build are decent, affordable homes sold to selected, hardworking individuals who are willing to partner with Habitat."