Here’s a press release from the Habitat for Humanity folks about a new retail store. For details, call 393-4352.
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County will open the doors to its new 12,500 sq. ft. retail outlet called the Habitat HomeStore this coming September at 1385 Admiral Place in Ferndale. Proceeds from the resale of donated new and gently used building materials and household items at the HomeStore will significantly increase the affiliate’s capacity to build more homes for local families in need. Merchandise will be offered at 50 percent or less of retail.
Habitat staff anticipate the store will generate $2 million for HFH in Whatcom County within the first 5 years to support all overhead costs, such as administration, program support, and fundraising, so that every dollar donated from the community will go straight to building new Habitat homes in Whatcom County.
The HomeStore is now accepting donations of items in good condition ranging from lumber, doors, windows, lighting and plumbing fixtures to household items including appliances, electronics and furniture.
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County has also moved its administrative and program offices to the HomeStore location (between Smith and Slater Roads on Pacific Highway).
Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. Habitat constructs houses using as much volunteer labor and donated material as possible, then sells these homes to qualified low-income families at no profit and no interest, and uses the payments to construct more homes. Participating homeowners are required to help build their own homes. Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.