Habitat for Humanity celebrates the Grand Opening of its Washington County ReStore, the newest of three ReStores serving the Portland/Vancouver areas

Friday, June 10, 2011
9:00 a.m.
13475 SW Millikan Way
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Now there are three! The Washington County ReStore joins the Portland Metro ReStore and the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store in raising funds to help support Habitat for Humanity’s home building efforts in the Portland/Vancouver areas. After months of preparation and with support from the local community, the Washington County ReStore opens for business and celebrates its grand opening Friday, June 10, 2011.

Joe Connell, ReStore Director, said, “We started planning for this store three years ago as part of a plan to better serve our community and raise more funds for Habitat. We are immensely grateful for the hard work and dedication of the volunteers who helped us open by cleaning, painting, and assembling and stocking shelves.”

The day begins when the ReStore hosts the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Immediately following Coffee Connection, Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the store. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and tour the store immediately after, when all merchandise will be available for purchase.

The new store provides a convenient location for Washington County residents to shop for affordable reuse items. Residents can also drop off materials left over from their home improvement projects and arrange for pickup of larger items. A complete list of items the ReStore accepts in donation is available at pdxrestore.org.

About the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are open to the public and sell a variety of donated reuse building materials and other home improvement products at a fraction of retail prices. The Portland Metro ReStore, together with the Washington County ReStore and the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store, eases demand on natural resources by keeping usable materials out of landfills. Funds raised through the sale of reuse materials help Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes in the Portland Metropolitan and Vancouver areas. To date, the Portland Metro ReStore and Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store have raised over $1 million to help fund Habitat for Humanity’s local homebuilding efforts. Last year alone the ReStores diverted 1,800 tons of materials from landfills.