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Habitat Restore cuts ribbon to celebrate opening

By: Megan Conway


One person's extras are another person's perfect find.

Today Habitat Restore cut the ribbon to the first outlet of its kind in Lincoln. Located at 48th and "Y" streets, it is a cost–effective outlet for home improvement projects. Quality used and surplus building materials are available at reduced prices. The best part about spending your money there is that it goes to a good cause.

"The revenue will come back to Habitat for Humanity and we'll use that to build more homes for low income families," says Michele Williamson, Executive Director for Habitat Humanity in Lincoln. 

On average, they build 8 homes a year in Lancaster County. When you walk in the doors you can expect anything from building materials to furniture to books. They do not accept clothing, toys or dishes. When you donate items, it's all tax deductible. If you don't have items to give, you could always donate your time. The store only has three staff members; the rest of the work relies solely on volunteers. And if you can't haul your donations yourself, don't worry...they'll come to you.

"We got the truck out front. We were able to have a truck donated to us," says Greg Olson, store manager.

Since their grand opening last Saturday, 60 percent of the sales floor has already changed. So if you come in and don't find something you like, try again in a couple days because the store is always changing.

"Something new, something unique, something somebody will find to be a treasure to them," says Williamson.

This is the fourth Habitat Restore to open in Nebraska. There are two in Omaha and one in Grand Island. Remember if you don't have items to donate they could always use volunteers.

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