Behind every Habitat for Humanity house dedication is the store that makes it all possible.
“We like to think of it as the ultimate home improvement outlet,” said Lance Henning, executive director for the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.
Off of East Euclid, the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity ReStore is seeing its spring rush.
“March is a busy time for us,” said Henning.
The store sells gently used and brand new items like light fixtures and appliances for a fraction of the price you’d pay at a big box store with all of the profits going right back into the community.
“This year, we’re hoping the store will be able to help us build 9 or 10 Habitat for Humanity homes,” said Henning.
Since this location opened two years ago, Brad Durson has been a regular.
“Spring break is the time to start those honey do projects,” said Durson.
Durson has finished a patio, brick work, and painting using items he’s purchased at ReStore.
The items are donated by everyone from local contractors who have misordered to individuals renovating their own homes.
Durson feels like his dollar is going further at ReStore, and not just because of the bargains.
“I know the revenue here is going to a great purpose,” Durson told Channel 13 News.
ReStore is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM.
The store is also looking volunteers to help clean up donated items and stock shelves.
You can find more information about how to get involved by visiting the link below.