BILLINGS – The Habitat for Humanity ReStore re-entered the fight against poverty Friday and held a grand opening celebration at the nonprofit’s new Billings West End location.
“It’s an opportunity for us to say thank you to the community for supporting us during the difficult times and helping us get back on our feet,” said Mid-Yellowstone Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Jim Woolyhand. “As well so we can continue to serve children and families living throughout Yellowstone County.”
Now located at 685 King Park Dr., the ReStore had to move from its old downtown location after fire tore through the downtown building in 2018.
The grand opening festivities included food trucks, raffles and 25 percent off the whole store.
Woolyhand said 100 percent of the net sales at the ReStore goes toward the group’s mission to build homes for local families in need.
“It’s because of the ReStore and folks donating to the ReSore and shopping at the ReStore that these homes become a reality,” Woolyhand said. “They are a dream come true for families and children living in poverty housing right here in our own community.
Now it’s time for the nonprofit to get to work. Woolyhand said the Habitat for Humanity is almost done with the last house in the 16-home sub-division off Dorothy Lane in the Heights.
And in about four weeks, Woolyhand said the nonprofit will break ground on a new 21-home sub-division off Hawthorne Lane also in the Heights.
The ReStore is open for shopping and donations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.