Habitat for Humanity's ReStore reopens

Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 4:07pm

For the past month Habitat for Humanity ReStore staffers have been working hard to give the business an a face lift.

"If you had seen the store before we started it's a thousand times turn around renovation," said Habitat for Humanity Board President Terrilyn Hannon.

Today Habitat's ReStore is ready for custumers and cutting the ribbon on the remodeld store.

A large crowd gathered to get their spot in line for the super savings . Ronald Jackson and his wife came out to buy shingles and help a good cause.

"Perfect place to get a great deal," said Jackson.

The ReStore is part of the Habitat for Humanity program. Money made at the store goes back into building homes here in the Baton Rouge community.

"What you're purchasing, the money you spend, is going back to the organization," said shopper Chris Rodriguez. "You feel good about buying stuff and helping the community."

Former TV host of 'This Old House' and 'Renovation Nation' Steve Thomas was on hand to help welcome guest back to ReStore.

"Everybody has got stuff that they want to get rid of in there house," said Thomas. "They can bring it to the restore. If it's not total junk. Then somebody else's gently used house hold goods becomes another persons treasure."

Whether your came for a toilet seat or a lamp the ReStore has it all.

"You can do the whole house," said Jackson, "Anyone wants to restore there home this is the place. "

"There's at least an 80 to 90 percent savings you can get here in compared to the store," said Rodriguez.

Since the store opened in 2003 over 2,500 tons of usable building material has been revamped and reintroduced back into the community.

"People in the community have a place to come shop with great prices, and obtain excellent materials," said Hannon.

Over the past eight years, Habitat's ReStore has grossed over $3.5 million in sales.

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