Yesterday afternoon myself and our girls went out shopping with my mama. While we were out she said that we needed to stop by the local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store to see if they had a door that she needed for her house. I was completely unaware that there was a store you could purchase items that have been used previous in other homes. This not only saves items from heading to the landfills, keeps our price down on many products that are in fairly good condition but it also is a way for Habitat for Humanity to make additional funding to keep up the great work they do. What a great place!
Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing for low income families with a no interest loan. But this isn’t just a hand out. There are many requirements to receive a home from Habitat for Humanity, one being the recipient must complete 500 hours of “sweat equity” on their own home or another project.
With 2 Billion people worldwide living in poverty Habitat for Humanity is busier more now than ever. And they need your help! Here is how you can help:
- Serve as a volunteer
- Donate to your local Habitat For Humanity (building supplies, services, stock, etc) or you can even donate a property
- Refer a family in need
I was very impressed with the quality and amount of products that were available. They carry new and used items. The used items for the most just needed a good cleaning or painting. Tubs, ceramic tile, windows, doors, cabinets and so much more! Our local store is open Tuesday through Saturday, you can find your local store here!