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Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs household appliances

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Since its founding in 1983, Dayton Habitat has built over 350 homes. The organization expanded into Greene County in 2014 and, as of February 15, has grown to include a fully active and staffed presence in Clark County.

The profits of the ReStore come mainly from inventory donated at low cost. But its success relies on the generosity and support of the community.

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Once a new housing applicant is pre-approved, the family volunteers 275 hours per adult in the household in what Habitat calls “sweat equity,” helping the nonprofit in its mission. This includes 50 hours of owner training. Once completed, the applicant signs a zero rate mortgage managed by Habitat and becomes a homeowner with affordable monthly payments.

The profits of the ReStore come mainly from inventory donated at low cost. But its success relies on the generosity and support of the community.

The store was completely closed when the pandemic began. But it reopened in mid-May 2020 with strict social distancing, fewer volunteers and other protective policies still in place. In 2020, the ReStore made an average of 70 donations per week, with the average donation valued at $ 176.

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“Profits from ReStore have funded more than $ 1 million in affordable housing over the past five years,” Kloos said. “Although this year has been difficult due to COVID-19, we have made adjustments and are awaiting support from ReStore to fully fund two new home constructions again this fiscal year. “

“Over the past few years, we’ve been dealing with the replacement of the Main Street Bridge and the associated closure of our street at one end,” says Kloos. “Last year we were completely closed for six weeks due to COVID-19, but our loyal bargain-buying customers and generous donors fully returned when we reopened. “

The ReStore also compacts and recycles all cardboard and metal waste.

Here’s what they need:

• Furniture

• Washers and dryers

• Refrigerators

• Small household appliances

• Kitchen cabinets

• Ovens

• Construction materials

• Stoves

Air conditioners

• Household items

A complete list of accepted donations is available on the web at daytonhabitat.org/restore.

If you would like to donate, drop them off at the ReStore, 115 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, during business hours: 9 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm Tuesday through Saturday. You can also call the store at (937) 222-2296 or schedule a free pickup at daytonhabitat.org/restore.

Volunteer opportunities are still available at Habitat construction and repair sites and in the ReStore. Contact Krissy Day at (937) 965-7679 or [email protected] for more information or visit daytonhabitat.org.


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Meredith Moss writes about Dayton area nonprofits and their specific needs. If your group has a wishlist that they would like to share with our readers, contact Meredith: [email protected]

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