Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast announces ReStore Grand Opening Date
Gulfport, Miss. (March 14, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will celebrate the grand opening of its first ReStore on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10am to 6pm. The 19,000 square feet building, located at 8022 Hwy 49 in Gulfport, will be full of new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances and more for sale to the public at a fraction of the retail price. There will be a live radio remote broadcast, refreshments and giveaways throughout the day.
Habitat Mississippi Gulf Coast purchased the former Planet Volkswagon property in the fall of 2016. Staff and volunteers have worked to renovate the building, including the addition of energy efficient lighting, HVAC and more. The ReStore will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, and will provide free donation pickup across the Mississippi coast. Funds raised by the ReStore help build, rehabilitate and repair homes in partnership with community stakeholders and hard working families.
“ReStores bring out the best in our communities: generous donors, engaged volunteers, and creative customers who want their purchases to make an impact,” said Wes Griffin, Habitat ReStore of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s General Manager. “Everyone would rather see their unwanted items help another local family rather than go to waste. Our free donation pickup service makes that quick and convenient, and the new ReStore location on Hwy 49 will always have high quality furniture and home improvement supplies at the lowest prices around. Every time you donate or shop, you’re supporting Habitat for Humanity’s work on the coast.”
The new Habitat ReStore in Gulfport is one of the more than 920 Habitat ReStores located in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Northern Ireland. Though each Habitat for Humanity ReStore is unique, most accept donations of furniture, appliances and building materials. The Gulfport ReStore is expected to divert about one million pounds of reusable materials from the landfill in its first year of business. Habitat ReStores rely on the generous donations of new and gently used household items, building supplies and furniture to help fund our mission of providing quality, affordable housing opportunities on the Coast. To arrange a free donation pickup, call Donations Specialist Matt Burke at 228-678-9100.
About Habitat MS Gulf Coast
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast was formed in January 2007 when Harrison County HFH and HFH of Jackson County merged organizations. Since then, HFHMGC has incorporated Stone County into its service area and has constructed or repaired more than 1,000 homes. Habitat MS Gulf Coast works in partnership with community stakeholders to create innovative, sustainable housing solutions by empowering all members of our community to actively participate in creating opportunity for people to transform their own lives. To learn more, visit www.hfhmgc.org.
About Habitat for Humanity ReStores
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, building materials and more at deeply discounted prices. Proceeds generated by Habitat ReStores are used to help build strength, stability and self-reliance locally and around the world. Last year alone, Habitat ReStores raised more than $100 million for homebuilding and diverted millions of tons of reusable materials from landfills. To shop, donate or volunteer, visit www.ReStoreMGC.org .