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Second Lexington Habitat for Humanity ReStore location, on Winchester Road, is now open

Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s second ReStore location opened its doors on Thursday, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Lexington Habitat for Humanity also operates another Lexington ReStore location at 451 Southland Drive.

The newly renovated 17,000 square foot Winchester Road ReStore space, located at 817 Winchester Road, Lexington, is located directly between the Liberty Heights Shopping District and the Warehouse Block Shopping Area on National Avenue.

Regular hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 9 is Family Fun Day, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., with music, prizes, games and crafts with ReMix Education and Home Depot.

Winchester Road Restore is stocked with deals for anyone looking for savings on home improvement and renovation projects. Shoppers will find everything from furniture to cabinets and vanities, to construction materials, appliances and lighting, to new and gently-used appliances, building materials, doors, flooring, furniture, hardware, housewares, lighting, plumbing, tools and windows.

ReStore is an ideal shopping spot for homeowners, renters, college students, do-it-yourselfers, contractors, interior designers, landlords, treasure hunters and environmentalists.

Funds from ReStore purchases support the construction of decent, affordable homes.

All ReStore proceeds support Habitat’s mission to bring people together to provide strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. “Every ReStore purchase helps families in need of better shelter,” said Lexington Habitat CEO Rachel Childress, “ReStore sales help Habitat build decent, affordable housing for our Homebuyer Program and funds are also used to revitalize neighborhoods and help low-income homeowners address critically needed home repairs through our Love Your Neighborhood Program.”

Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s two ReStore locations generate vital funds for its mission and will also jointly keep over 2 million pounds of reusable materials out of landfills each year, providing a cleaner, greener community.

“ReStore keeps perfectly- good items out of local landfills—for the Winchester Road ReStore alone, we estimate over 500,000 pounds annually,” Childress said. “In addition, the ReStore contributes to the local economy by providing well-paying jobs. Preparing for the opening has also required use of local contractors and other services that stimulate the economy as well.”

ReStore donations are welcome at either Lexington location, the Winchester Road ReStore at 817 Winchester Road, or the Southland Drive ReStore at 451 Southland Drive. Donations may be made in person or for larger items, a free pickup can be scheduled at lexingtonrestore.com or by calling 859-252-2224 ext. 100.

The vision of Habitat for Humanity is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Lexington Habitat also advocates for improved access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow.

Since 1986, Lexington Habitat has served nearly 450 families through homeownership, over 325 families with our tithe and more than 1,000 families through Love Your Neighborhood. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit lexhabitat.org, or follow us facebook.com/lexhabitat or at twitter.com/lexhabitat.

Lexington Habitat for Humanity

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