The Pensacola Habitat for Humanity ReStore held their second “Stuff the Truck” event in the Hillcrest Baptist Church parking lot right before school started back.
Pensacola Habitat was excited to host this event so that they could make donating to the Pensacola ReStore a more accessible option for residents and businesses in the Cantonment, Gonzalez, and Pensacola communities. Items donated at the event were brought back to the Pensacola Habitat ReStore to be sold to others in the community. All profits from the Pensacola Habitat ReStore will be funded back into Pensacola Habitat for Humanity to help individuals and families achieve their dream of affordable homeownership.
“The ReStore is something much more than a retail store. It’s part of the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity puzzle and, without our piece, would be left incomplete,” says Clay Copeland, Director of the Pensacola Habitat ReStore. “I believe that we have a tremendous responsibility to leave a lasting impression on our community that firmly embodies what we do and why we do it.”
The Pensacola Habitat ReStore is constantly looking for gently-used furniture, appliances, home décor, lighting, and building materials. This event served as a perfect opportunity for them to receive those kinds of donations. With one truck positioned in the Hillcrest Church parking lot, and the other driving around to houses that signed up online for free pickup, the Pensacola Habitat ReStore was able to collect over $4000 worth of household items. These donations came from about twenty donors and were stuffed into Pensacola Habitat’s truck with the help of eight volunteers. While the Pensacola Habitat Restore offers free pickup year-round, they used this event to officially announce that donors can now easily schedule free pickup of their items by visiting pensacolarestore.com/donate.
For more information about the Pensacola Habitat ReStore and how you can donate, shop, and volunteer, visit pensacolarestore.com.
About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships. Having built and renovated 1,400 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer and Community Development Programs. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity offers unique financing opportunities to qualified applicants to provide affordable homeownership in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, visit pensacolahabitat.org.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About NeighborWorks America
For nearly 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. (d/b/a NeighborWorks America), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and safe, affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. For more information, visit nw.org.
About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Our local Habitat for Humanity Restore supports Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities and hope. Revenue earned by selling donated furniture, appliances, building materials, and more is reinvested in our community to provide affordable homeownership options to families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Together we are changing lives right here at home. For more information, visit pensacolarestore.com.