May 11th, 2015
White Sulphur Springs, WV., (April 22,2015) – The Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity ReStore located on Main Street shares a special day with its anniversary, Earth Day.
The ReStore opened April 26, 2014, a couple of days after Earth Day, to connect with the store with the theme of protecting the environment.
“The idea behind opening the ReStore around Earth Day was to highlight the relationship between the ReStore’s mission and recycling,” says Brian Allen, the ReStore manager. “Our purpose is to act as an ongoing fundraiser for affiliate, which is working to help end poverty housing. A big part of that includes diverting usable furniture and appliances from landfills and into customers’ homes.”
The ReStore accepts donations of gently used furniture, appliances and building materials for resale in the store. The proceeds from those sales go toward the Habitat mission of new home construction and critical home repair in Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Pendleton Counties. By “recycling” these items, others get the opportunity to reuse a chair or sofa that someone else didn’t want anymore and support two good causes in the process.
“So far the store has been holding its own,” says Allen, “but we’d like to see a lot more growth, in both donations and sales. The better we do, the more we’re able to help our community. It’s an easy way to help people.”
The ReStore receives donations Thursday through Saturday from 10am until 5pm behind the store. A pick-up service is available by appointment, but is limited and drop-offs are preferred. Donations are tax deductible; however, staff has the right to refuse unsuitable donations. A donation guide is available online at WSSRestore.com and at Facebook.com/wssrestore, which lists what items are accepted and which items are not.
About the ReStore
Open since April 2014, the Restore is located at 37 Main Street in White Sulphur Springs and serves as a continuous fundraiser for Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity. Their hours are 10am till 5pm, Thursday through Saturday, and they accept donations during store hours. Individual pickups may be scheduled by calling (304) 536-9190.
About Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity has worked for over 25 years in partnership with low-income families in Eastern West Virginia. Our mission is to eliminate substandard poverty housing in Greenbrier, Pocahontas and Pendleton Counties and to make safe, decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action. Since 1989, we have built and sold over 150 new homes and performed over 500 repairs. Almost Heaven Habitat builds not only houses, but also relationships and
a sense of community through our partner families and volunteers who work together in equal partnership.
About Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.