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ReStore opens in Pulaski

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, a business which allows customers to shop for themselves while helping others at the same time, has found a new home in Pulaski.
The ReStore, now located at 1065 E. Main Street in Pulaski (in the former Pulaski Furniture Outlet building), is open to the public, and sells new and gently used home improvement items for a reduced price. Donations from the public are accepted.
All of the ReStore’s earnings go directly to Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, a non-profit organization that helps low-income families build “simple, decent, affordable houses,” according to Terri Fitzwater Palmore, who serves as the organization’s executive director.
Items for sale at the store range from furniture to household items to construction materials, such as plywood and lumber, said Tracey Rees, store manager.
“We take the gamut” of items, Rees said.
Palmore commented that with the store receiving donations almost daily, there is always something new every time she visits the store, so she never leaves empty-handed.
“There is something for everybody,” she said, adding light and plumbing fixtures, vinyl siding and holiday decor to the list of items in the store that Rees mentioned.
Formerly, the only ReStore in the NRV was located in Christiansburg, but due to economic reasons, the ReStore moved to its new location in Pulaski and opened in early January of this year, Palmore said.
Since then, the Pulaski ReStore has received a great response from customers, not only from Pulaski, but across the NRV, Rees said.
She added that along with customers, she has also had a great response from volunteers willing to work at the store, and that any additional volunteers are welcome to help out.
Rees also commented that she would like to see the ReStore partner with local businesses for special offers. For example, last month, the store partnered with the restaurant Kimono, in which customers could bring their receipt from the ReStore to Kimono and receive a discount.
Rees said she would like to organize similar partnerships with local businesses in the future.
As evidence of both how great of a response the store has received and how the store’s profits directly aid Habitat for Humanity, Palmore said that Habitat for Humanity of the NRV has been able to build three new houses, and that two additional houses are under construction, all in Pulaski, thanks to funds raised through the Pulaski ReStore.
Palmore said that the store’s mission, “shop for yourself while building for others” is a great concept and “great way to give to others.”
She added that even with the current economic downturn, the ReStore, with its reduced prices, “allows people to still do home improvement at a reasonable price.”
The Pulaski ReStore is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sunday.

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ReStore opens in Pulaski

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, a business which allows customers to shop for themselves while helping others at the same time, has found a new home in Pulaski.
The ReStore, now located at 1065 E. Main Street in Pulaski (in the former Pulaski Furniture Outlet building), is open to the public, and sells new and gently used home improvement items for a reduced price. Donations from the public are accepted.
All of the ReStore’s earnings go directly to Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, a non-profit organization that helps low-income families build “simple, decent, affordable houses,” according to Terri Fitzwater Palmore, who serves as the organization’s executive director.
Items for sale at the store range from furniture to household items to construction materials, such as plywood and lumber, said Tracey Rees, store manager.
“We take the gamut” of items, Rees said.
Palmore commented that with the store receiving donations almost daily, there is always something new every time she visits the store, so she never leaves empty-handed.
“There is something for everybody,” she said, adding light and plumbing fixtures, vinyl siding and holiday decor to the list of items in the store that Rees mentioned.
Formerly, the only ReStore in the NRV was located in Christiansburg, but due to economic reasons, the ReStore moved to its new location in Pulaski and opened in early January of this year, Palmore said.
Since then, the Pulaski ReStore has received a great response from customers, not only from Pulaski, but across the NRV, Rees said.
She added that along with customers, she has also had a great response from volunteers willing to work at the store, and that any additional volunteers are welcome to help out.
Rees also commented that she would like to see the ReStore partner with local businesses for special offers. For example, last month, the store partnered with the restaurant Kimono, in which customers could bring their receipt from the ReStore to Kimono and receive a discount.
Rees said she would like to organize similar partnerships with local businesses in the future.
As evidence of both how great of a response the store has received and how the store’s profits directly aid Habitat for Humanity, Palmore said that Habitat for Humanity of the NRV has been able to build three new houses, and that two additional houses are under construction, all in Pulaski, thanks to funds raised through the Pulaski ReStore.
Palmore said that the store’s mission, “shop for yourself while building for others” is a great concept and “great way to give to others.”
She added that even with the current economic downturn, the ReStore, with its reduced prices, “allows people to still do home improvement at a reasonable price.”
The Pulaski ReStore is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sunday.

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