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New Habitat for Humanity ReStore open for business

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - - Habitat for Humanity has opened a new location for its ReStore to help it better serve more families. The nonprofit has moved from the North Wells Street store to 4747 Lima Road.

Overall, it's expected to be a better retail location. ReStore is estimated to rake in $1.5 million in annual sales by year five which goes directly to building more homes for families.

"The ReStore is key to providing Habitat with a sustainable source of funding, and the projected increase in revenue at this location will enable us to expand our capacity even more to serve the growing number of families in need of affordable homeownership," Justin Berger, Habitat for Humanity CEO, said.

Not only will it help boost sales, but it will have more space, better parking and accessibility for customers. Anyone is welcome to shop there. 

"We've been lucky to see that just the visibility of this store has such a positive impact which is why you see the quality of donations already stepping up in the current store," Berger explained.

ReStore takes donations from businesses and residents. Berger said the store is in need of furniture, flooring, kitchen cabinets or any other household or home improvement items.

Habitat for Humanity has been busy with donations, though.

Community and organization leaders, including Mayor Tom Henry, gathered Friday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store official opened after the ceremony, but the grand opening is Saturday.

The celebration runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new location.

The first 100 customers get a special gift. Customers can also get free balloons, popcorn, and coffee. There are also several prize drawings planned throughout the day.

For more on ReStore, click here.


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