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Watauga County Habitat ReStore Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 7 with Storewide Sale

Feb. 4, 2015. Watauga County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is celebrating its tenth anniversary on Feb. 7, 2015 with a storewide sale from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All ReStore merchandise – including furniture, housewares, appliances, building materials, antiques and more – will be 10 percent off with free hotdogs and soft drinks served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Watauga County Habitat opened its first ReStore on George Wilson Road in 2005. After outgrowing the George Wilson location and the subsequent building on Old U.S. 421, the ReStore is now located at 1200 Archie Carrol Rd. between U.S. 421 and Old U.S. 421, next to Food Lion at the Carroll Commons Center.

Watauga Habitat is excited that the new store offers a much more accessible and user-friendly experience in its larger location. The first two months in the new location generated record sales both months, which has helped contribute to the net income in excess of $700,000 in the past ten years.

The ReStore sells donated items to the general public. Proceeds help cover Watauga County Habitat for Humanity’s administrative cost, fundraising expenses and provide funding for its building programs.

Along with Habitat homeowner mortgage payments and annual fundraising, the ReStore represents a sustainable funding source for Watauga County Habitat. Furthermore, the ReStore has diverted more than 3,000 tons of usable material from the landfill, estimated to average in excess 800,000 lbs. annually.

For more information contact Watauga County Habitat ReStore at 828-268-9696 or www.wataugahabitat.org/restore/.

Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nondenominational nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources to provide simple, decent, affordable housing solutions for families in need. Watauga County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1987 and has served 25 families in Watauga County. For more information about Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, please visit our website at www.wataugahabitat.org.

Photos by Ken Ketchie