Habitat for Humanity Helping Relief Effort in Nepal

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Picture 1 (24)DES MOINES, Iowa – If you’re looking to do some renovation work this weekend, you’ve still got a few hours left to get your supplies at the Des Moines Habitat for Humanity ReStore and help the earthquake relief effort in Nepal at the same time.

The ReStore is donating 100% of its proceeds today to its Habitat for Humanity Nepal branch, which will provide resources for volunteers to construct temporary shelters and new homes for victims of the earthquakes. The store is located at 2200 E. Euclid Avenue and closes at 6:00 p.m. today. Organizers say this is just the beginning of their efforts to help the relief effort in Nepal.

“We’re actually sending a group in November,” said Lane Stumme, the ReStore director. “Part of the Jimmy and Roslyn Carter Work Project. And so there will be about 100 houses get built in a week’s time in November with a few hundred volunteers from all over the world.”

The Iowa Nepalese Association is also conducting a relief fundraising effort. For information on how to donate to the organization, click here.