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The following article was posted on August 20th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 24 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 24

Community Corner: Restored ReStore

BY RYAN MILLER

Habitat for Humanity operates a shop where home-builders, DIY types, and anyone working on a project from full-on construction to remodeling to some light sprucing up can find new and used building materials, fixtures, and more—but, truth be told, the physical store is a bit difficult to locate. That’s part of why volunteers are holding a grand re-opening for the local ReStore from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 23.

“The whole idea is to find us,” said Habitat publicity volunteer Susan Klucker, “because we’re behind Harley Davidson, sorta.”

ReStore is at 2039 Preisker Lane, suite E, in Santa Maria. Klucker said there’s going to be tri-tip for sale, a raffle for a $2,500 KitchenAid barbecue kitchen (tickets cost $5 each), and access to the shop’s wares, which typically are about half used goods (hinges, light fixtures, and the like) and half brand new items, including cabinets, sinks, toilets, and windows still in their packaging. Money raised from sales at the store go to Habitat’s efforts to build houses for families in the community.

Klucker said the ratio right now is actually closer to 75 percent new materials. Conoco Phillips recently donated six houses for Habitat to strip of any usable furnishings.

“As much as they could get out of there, they were allowed to,” she said.

ReStore is open Thursdays and Fridays, as well as the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’re always looking for volunteers, who can call 928-5399 to learn more.

 

Executive Editor Ryan Miller compiled this week’s Community Corner. Send ideas for consideration to the Sun via fax, mail, or email.