NDSU’s “The Big Event” Brings Student Volunteers to Habitat ReStore

This week, North Dakota State University students volunteered at Habitat ReStore as  part of NDSU’s 4th Annual “The Big Event.” Over 800 student volunteers were sent out into the community on that day to help local nonprofits accomplish projects.

The NDSU volunteers assisted with deconstruction of the flood buy-out homes in Fargo. This was Habitat ReStore’s second year participating in this program.

“Volunteers are a huge part of what we do at Habitat for Humanity – they help us complete projects that we just couldn’t do on our own. We are very glad to have them helping out this week,” said Rob Rich, Executive Director.

This event is also timely as it took place during Earth Week.  A big part of Habitat ReStore’s mission is to divert usable materials from area landfills.  The ReStore does this by accepting donations of new and used building materials, appliances and furniture to be used by their shoppers in a new home improvement project.  Since opening in 2006, Habitat ReStore has diverted over 400 tons of materials out of local landfills.   All of the proceeds made by Habitat ReStore support Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity’s programs and local building projects.

Habitat ReStore is located at 210 11th St. N., Moorhead and is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10-6 and Saturdays 10-4.  All proceeds from the store support Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity build homes and hope in partnership with families in Cass and Clay Counties.

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