SPRING HOME IMPROVEMENT: Garland County Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Come meet our new managers at the Downtown ReStore! Billy Witham is the new store manager with Kyle Hubbard hired as the assistant manager. Vicki Taylor is retiring after six years as the store manager. The new management team plans to continue to offer quality items to the community while helping to build affordable housing in Garland County. - Submitted photo
Come meet our new managers at the Downtown ReStore! Billy Witham is the new store manager with Kyle Hubbard hired as the assistant manager. Vicki Taylor is retiring after six years as the store manager. The new management team plans to continue to offer quality items to the community while helping to build affordable housing in Garland County. - Submitted photo

Garland County Habitat for Humanity ReStore continues its momentum in 2023 and celebrates its 28th year in the county.

All three ReStores continue to work on raising funds to provide housing in Garland County by selling quality merchandise at affordable prices for its customers. They remain mindful of resources by recycling almost 90 tons per month of material that would otherwise wind up in the landfill.

According to Ben Baker, ReStore director, 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 ReStores are located at 515 W. Grand Ave., 3825 Highway 7 north and 2817 Airport Road. All three stores will pick up donations in their respective areas. They have accomplished a lot in the last several years, funding 40% of the houses built in Garland County.

They always need quality donations of household goods and building materials to sustain all three ReStore locations. So keep the ReStores in mind when you are remodeling or refurbishing your homes or need to get some slow-moving items out of your business.

"If you can't bring your donations to the ReStore, we are always more than happy to pick them up," Baker said.

"You can schedule your donation pick up by simply calling 501-321-4241. But remember, whether you are shopping, donating or volunteering at any of the ReStores, 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."