Habitat for Humanity opens ReStore to benefit community

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday for the grand opening of the Hub-City Restore.

The restore is a non-profit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

The proceeds are then used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities.

"People come in, they donate things, so instead of it taking up space in a land fill it comes here, we get to sell it, those profits goes directly into our mission. So getting out there, building houses for people in the community and basically helping to recycle," said Maggie Reynolds, Resource Development and Community Outreach Coordinator.

The Habitat Restore offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities geared toward helping families in the community.

“I think this store symbolizes that we are better when we all are working towards a common vision so when you come and shop at a thrift store like this you’re putting back into the community because funds that goes into this goes back into the neighborhoods," said Toby Barker, Mayor of Hattiesburg.

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