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ReStore opens Friday: Shop for home goods while doing some good

Grand opening set for Friday
by: Submitted photo WASHINGTON COUNTY RESTORE

The Washington County ReStore is poised to help support Habitat for Humanity's home-building efforts in the area.

After months of preparation, and with support from the local community, the Washington County ReStore opens for business and celebrates its grand opening Friday.

'We started planning for this store three years ago as part of a plan to better serve our community and raise more funds for Habitat,' Joe Connell, ReStore Director, said. 'We are immensely grateful for the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who helped us open by cleaning, painting and assembling and stocking shelves.'

The day begins when the ReStore hosts the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection from 7:45 a.m. to 9 am. Immediately following Coffee Connection, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle will cut the ribbon to officially open the store for business.

The new store provides a location for Washington County residents to shop for affordable reuse items. Residents can also drop off materials left over from their home-improvement projects and arrange for pickup of larger items. A complete list of items the ReStore accepts in donation is available at pdxrestrore.org.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are open to the public and sell a variety of donated reuse building materials and other home improvement products at a fraction of retail prices.

The stores ease demand on natural resources by keeping usable materials out of landfills and funds raised through the sale of reuse materials help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes in the Portland Metropolitan and Vancouver areas.

To date, the Portland Metro ReStore and Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store have raised more than $1 million to help fund Habitat for Humanity's local homebuilding efforts. Last year alone the ReStores diverted 1,800 tons of materials from landfills.

The new store is located at 13475 S.W. Millikan Way.