The newest Habitat for Humanity ReStore is opening very soon in Gresham. Habitat’s fourth store in the Portland Metro region will be the largest in the Northwest with 27,650 square feet of space to sell new and used furniture and building supplies.

“We are trying to support the community. It’s not about making money, it’s about changing people’s lives,” VP of Retail Operations Joe Connell told the Gresham Outlook.

Habitat chose the Rockwood neighborhood for the new ReStore because of the group’s goals of supporting lower-income regions with affordable housing projects.

“I am pleased to welcome Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore to Gresham,” said Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis. “Not only is ReStore a great place to find deals on home improvements and DIY projects, it supports Habitat’s important mission of empowering families through homeownership.”

The new Gresham store began accepting donations on May 1st. ReStores accept appliances, furniture, roofing materials, new and used paints, tools, hardware, lumber, flooring, lawn and garden decorations, doors and windows, and much more. ReStore helps divert thousands of tons of reusable materials from the landfills. It then sells those items for about 50 percent of retail price, using the money to build homes for families in need across the region.

Read the full article at the Gresham Outlook.