The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
When you volunteer at a Habitat ReStore, you are building homes and hope all over the world. ReStores operate as nonprofits under Habitat for Humanity affiliates. They share the same mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The purpose ReStores is to raise additional funding to support this mis sion.
Secondary benefits of ReStores include: providing access to lower-cost building materials and household goods to the community, being a public face of Habitat for Humanity in local communities, providing additional volunteer and sweat-equity opportunities, and keeping usable items out of the landfill.
Though I have not volunteered here yet, I plan in the near future.
I do, however, patronize ReStore as a customer on a regular basis. On many levels, ReStore is amazing.
First, I find ReStore works well from the perspective of a consumer looking for reasonably-priced home improvement products.
Second, and more important, ReStore, as a concept of collecting usable items for resale, is fundamentally important to society and the environment. Instead of constantly removing raw materials from the earth, ReStore facilitates reusing materials in infinite variation.
Upcycling is efficient and effective. ReStore gets it.