Habitat For Humanity Of Catoosa County Seeks Future ReStore Site

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - by Joshua Kinman-AmeriCorps VISTA at Catoosa Habitat

Catoosa Habitat is seeking a location to open up a ReStore in Catoosa County.

“A Habitat ReStore provides funding to enhance area charitable efforts.” said Penny Mahon, Catoosa Habitat’s executive director.

“This is something that we have needed for a long time.” she said.  “We always receive calls from people wanting to make material donations and shoppers wanting to buy, but we cannot accommodate them because we do not have a ReStore location.”

A Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Catoosa County could sell construction materials and household items at reduced prices to the public, creating jobs and more volunteer opportunities for the community, according to Ms. Mahon.

 “Our goal is to build more homes in Catoosa County.” said Ms Mahon. “There is a huge need for more affordable housing in this county and the revenue from the ReStore will help to fund opportunities for more people to own their own home, thus giving more low-income families a decent place to live.”

Ms. Mahon said the organization has not set a timetable for opening a ReStore but board members are hopeful putting the desire out into the community could create some opportunities for its realization.

If anyone has information on possible locations for a ReStore in Catoosa County, contact Catoosa Habitat at 706-861-5858 or at Habitat1@catt.com.

To learn more about what Catoosa Habitat is doing in their community, check out their website at catoosahabitat.org and like Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County on Facebook.




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