Habitat for Humanity ReStore Blitz
For years, Isabella County Habitat for Humanity has worked to eliminate sub-standard housing in our county by providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income families. With the help of thousands of volunteers recruited and trained to build houses for those in need, Habitat for Humanity of Isabella County has constructed more than 35 homes.
Proceeds from sales at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, located on Pickard Street in Mt. Pleasant, allow the organization to advance its mission. The ReStore sells new and gently used items that have been donated by community members. Appliances, furniture, cabinets, windows, and building materials may be donated and purchased at the ReStore.
A large portion of the ReStore building was left unfinished resulting in minimal insulation in walls and ceilings. Without insulation, extreme temperatures in the summer and winter greatly affected the people working inside. Habitat for Humanity was in need of materials to properly finish its own building. A finished interior would encourage sales, which directly impacts the organization’s ability to serve more families in our community.
The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation recognized the importance of properly finishing the facility and awarded Habitat for Humanity a grant from the John R. and Constance M. Harkins Community Fund. The finished building enhances the experience for dedicated volunteers and staff, and results in better service to donors and shoppers.
Isabella County Habitat for Humanity works hard to provide a hand up for families in need. With the finished building, the ReStore may continue to help families in need of good, safe, and affordable housing.