March 16, 2020
Dear ReStore Friends & Family:
The spread of coronavirus COVID-19 across the US and its emergence in South Mississippi is a challenge that impacts us all. At Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast, our greatest concern is for the health and well-being of our staff, clients, volunteers, donors and customers. We are evaluating and adapting to this very fluid situation on a daily and even hourly basis. Our decisions will be based on the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as local and state government and health departments.
We also live and work in a community with a significant (and beloved!) population of senior citizens. They are our parents, grandparents, neighbors and friends. Since they bear the greatest health risk from this crisis, we must take every precaution possible with their safety in mind.
With that in mind, we will be closing the Gulfport ReStore at 2pm March 16, and will remain closed until we can safely serve our community.
At that time, we will reassess the situation, and we’ll reopen the ReStore as soon as it is safe. At that time, you’ll see a few changes, including physical distancing, enhanced sanitization, donation pickup modifications, and more.
Finally, given the State of Mississippi’s advisement to avoid large crowds, we are sadly forced to postpone indefinitely the Grand Opening event for our new Habitat ReStore in Ocean Springs. We know you’re excited about the new store, and so are we. The last time we opened a ReStore on the Mississippi Coast (Gulfport, April 2017), we saw not hundreds but THOUSANDS of folks coming to check out the deals and support Habitat for Humanity. We know this one would be even bigger… so we’ll have to wait until we can shop and celebrate without any consequences (other than a pickup truck full of great stuff).
Nevertheless, the Ocean Springs ReStore will open as soon as it’s safe – though perhaps much more quietly than expected. We will happily keep the sneak peeks coming and then let you know on Facebook when the coast is clear for your first visit.
As always, we so appreciate your support and partnership. We couldn’t do any of this without you.
PS: wash those hands!
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Posted by ReStore Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Gulf Coast on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast officially opened its first ReStore on April 15, 2017. We are open to the public Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The 19,000 square feet building, located at 8022 Hwy 49 in Gulfport, is full of new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, kitchen and bath fixtures, and more for sale at deeply discounted prices.
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To schedule a donation drop off or free pickup call us today at 228-678-9100!
Click here to see a list of items we love and those we cannot accept.
From a small garage clean-up to a large warehouse liquidation, we can handle it all!