Habitat for Humanity opens resale shop in Breckenridge
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BRECKENRIDGE – With its most recent building project on hold, Summit County’s Habitat for Humanity group is focusing on fundraising efforts by opening a Habitat ReStore. The resale shop will be focused on selling furniture and home-improvement items as a collection mechanism, and it will open in Breckenridge Thursday.
At the moment, Habitat for Humanity is working on plans to build 10 homes for local, low-income families in Summit County. Though the local organization hasn’t built homes in the area for four years or more, three houses built by the organization are already in the county.
The developer of Braddock West – found near the intersection of Tiger Road and Highway 9 in Breckenridge – is working with Habitat on five duplexes (with three-bedroom units) over the next five years. The first duplex was supposed to be constructed this summer, with original plans to break ground by late June.
ReStore manager Steve Shockey said the summer project has been delayed at least until fall due to problems getting the road and sewer installed.
“We cant start anything until the infrastructure is in, probably not until next spring,” Steve Shockey noted. “We’ll focus on ReStore, and fundraising for that project and other projects.”
Through ReStore, the Habitat organizers hope to raise enough money to fund half a house by next spring.
“A ReStore is one of the primary fundraising mechanisms for Habitat,” Steve Shockey said. “It’s basically a high-end store, recycling nice items. We take donations of materials, furniture, lighting, etc., and then offer it for resale.”
Habitat leader Nancy Shockey added that ReStore will take just about anything “in good shape.”
“We can sometimes arrange to pick up or receive things outside business hours by appointment,” Steve Shockey said.
SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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