From contractors looking to decrease costs, to the do-it-yourself enthusiasts, to first-time home buyers turning their new house into a home, the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore has something for everyone. Dining room furniture, lighting fixtures, plumbing, paint and appliances, even the proverbial kitchen sink, can be found at the ReStore.
Shoppers experience immediate benefits when purchasing building supplies and appliances at 25-75% off retail price, but the advantages of the ReStore reach far beyond the obvious. Those who shop at – and donate to – the ReStore make a precious impact on the environment, the community and their own homes.
Environment: In the past year alone, those who donated to the ReStore helped divert 993,465 lbs. from the Lake Agassiz area landfills. As the movement to ‘Go Green’ gains momentum, the ReStore continues to be a cornerstone for local recycling and diversion.
Community: Running a landfill costs the community money. The nearly 497 tons of materials that were driven away from local landfills last year translates to a reduction of approximately $15,000 in local tax dollars. Donating to the ReStore also allows contractors to save on ever-increasing landfill and disposable fees and provides a place for businesses to bring unneeded materials and overstock supplies.
Community members who shop at the ReStore are given the unique opportunity to maintain their property when they otherwise may not have been able to afford any home repairs. When individual property is maintained, neighborhoods are stronger, overall pride rises in the community and the entire city becomes a better place to live.
Individuals: As tax season approaches, those who have donated to the ReStore feel another advantage. All proceeds from the ReStore go towards furthering Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building houses for local families in need, which qualifies the organization as a 501c (3) non-profit. As such, all donations made to the Lake Agassiz ReStore are tax deductable.
Individuals who volunteer are an invaluable part of the successful operations of the ReStore. The Lake Agassiz ReStore is thankful to have a compassionate group of people that donate their time and energy, and many volunteers say the feeling is mutual. ReStore volunteers get to know their neighbors, solve problems, see benefits and know they had a hand in making positive change.
So whether one’s reasons for donating and shopping at the ReStore are obvious or intangible, they support the greater good of individuals, the community and the environment – and the Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore is thankful for all the support.
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located in Moorhead at 210 N. 11th St. and is open weekdays from 10am – 6pm and Saturdays from 10 am – 4pm.