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Habitat Frederick's ReStore officially opens

February 03, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. - Habitat for Humanity of Frederick officially opened its ReStore on Jan. 19.

Federal, state, county and local elected officials, past and present Habitat board members, volunteers and the public attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the East Patrick Street site near the Fairgrounds.

ReStore sells to the public at a fraction of retail prices overstocked, discontinued or used but still usable building materials, furniture and miscellaneous household items. Habitat hopes to generate income from sales to build additional affordable homes in Frederick County.

ReStore occupies the premises of the former ReUse Center at 1109 E. Patrick St. near the Fairgrounds. Habitat recently took over the center and doubled its size with the lease of another building at 1105 E. Patrick St.

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The program included proclamations by Juliana Albowicz, Sen. Barbara Mikulski's Western Maryland representative, Frederick County Commissioner Kai Hagan and Ric Adams of the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett and Habitat officials offered brief remarks. The program concluded with ReStore and Habitat officials cutting the ribbon.

ReStore welcomes volunteers especially those with sales experience to supplement its current staff of three to help customers with their purchases. In addition it needs helpers to inventory the huge stock and to process in-coming donations.

For further information, call 1-301-662-2988 or send e-mails to restore@frederick habitat.org.

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