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Habitat ReStore Opens

Non-profit group looking for donations and volunteers.

Finished with a home improvement project? Don’t discard those leftover construction supplies; instead bring them over to the Habitat ReStore of Northern Virginia.

Opened just last week, the Northern Virginia Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a resale business that accepts donated home improvement materials.

They resell them at 50-90 percent below retail prices and then give the proceeds to Habitat for Humanity so that they can build more affordable homes for families in need in Northern Virginia. They are stocked with slightly-used appliances, paint, building materials, cabinets, lighting and much more.

Robin Sparks, director of development, faith and media relations, said that their first day was a great day. She said that it was so busy, that they sold out a good portion of their donations already.

“We still need donations, as well as volunteers to take donations, clean and price donations and serve as cashiers,” said Sparks.

Also on hand for the opening were James Snowden, ReStore assistant manager; Karen Cleveland, executive director, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Va.; Herb Campbell, ReStore manager and Cynthia Magazine, board member, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Va.

The new store is located at 7770-G Richmond Highway, behind Gold’s Gym. Visit its Web site, www.restorenova.org, or call 703-360-6700. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Donations are taken during those hours until 4 p.m.