A new store operated by Habitat for Humanity that will sell everything from used washing machines to surplus gypsum panels is set to open Friday.
Known as a ReStore, the new facility will cater to those looking for small purchases as well as those needing supplies for major home-improvement projects.
The store, at 14384 Cuesta Court in Sonora, will be open Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“It’s got just about everything you can think of,” said Jerry Hatcher, of the Tuolumne County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
He described it as “a discount home-improvement center that sells quality new and previously owned goods.”
Habitat for Humanity operates ReStores throughout the nation.
Hatcher rattled off a list of items to be sold at the store, including mouldings, lighting systems, saws, drills and hand-tools.
The mission of the ReStore is three-fold, according to Hatcher:
• To provide the public with new and used quality building materials and supplies at extremely discounted prices for home improvement needs;
• To recycle surplus materials to conserve natural resources and landfill space;
• To generate funds to further Habitat for Humanity’s mission to provide decent, affordable, and safe homes to low-income families.
The ReStore also accepts donations during business hours. Call 536-0970 for more information on how to donate.
“If any of your friends or family are remodeling, just cleaning out the garage or a storage unit, please ask them to check with Habitat before throwing anything away that still has some useful life left in it,” Hatcher said.
Items at the ReStore are sold at a discounted price, according to Hatcher.
The following is a list of items the ReStore accepts as donations and, thus, also sells:
• Air Conditioners/HVAC (less than five years old), working appliances, architectural items (columns, mantels, antiques), blinds, cabinets, countertops, doors (with frames only), electrical items (including fuses, breakers, copper wire and conduits), fans, flooring (tile, new carpet, wood and laminate), furnaces, furniture, garden tools, hand tools, hardware, insulation, lighting, lumber, masonry, paint (full, unused), plumbing, roofing materials, sheet rock, siding, sinks, toilets, tubs, vents, wallpaper, windows and screens.
For more information on donation guidelines, visit www.habitattuolumne.org/restoredonations.
Habitat for Humanity is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization that, through donations and volunteer efforts, promotes home ownership by providing needy families with affordable homes.
The local Habitat for Humanity chapter is currently working on a Columbia-area subdivision — known as Parrotts Ferry Village — where affordable homes will be constructed over the next several years.