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Habitats ReStore ready for Saturday grand re-opening
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Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County announces the Grand ReOpening of its ReSore on June 11 at 8 a.m. The celebration will include a raffle, bounce houses for kids, a bake sale, hot dog lunch plates and special discount coupons good for that day only.

The ReStore is a cost-effective outlet for home improvement projects that is open to the public. Quality used and surplus building materials are available at reduced prices. Profits from the ReStore help cover overhead costs so that donations can be used strictly for house building.

Effingham’s ReStore is environmentally friendly. Overstock and quality reusable items are kept out of landfills and therefore reduce disposal costs. In addition, metals of all types are recycled, earning additional income.

Homeowners, contractors and businesses that donate items receive a tax-deductable receipt. The ReStore offers free pickup of donated home goods. To schedule a pickup, call 826-1476 during normal business hours. The ReStore is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. It is closed on Sunday.

“The ReStore has been one of the best kept secrets in Effingham County. No more,” said ReStore manager Rick Oglesby. “The word is out and we are excited about the opportunity to serve. It’s the store where you can shop for yourself while building for others. It’s our community working together to help each other, and it doesn’t get any better than that.”.

To volunteer, donate or find out more about Habitat’s ReStore, call 826-6433 or visit

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. Those who qualify purchase the homes and no interest is charged.

Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County has built 15 homes since 1998.