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Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio Sets Grand Opening Date for ReStore Newark

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio Sets Grand Opening Date for ReStore Newark

Mayor Jeff Hall to join for ribbon cutting ceremony

Columbus, OH (February 10, 2023) — Alongside Mayor Jeff Hall and several community partners, Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio will celebrate the grand opening of ReStore Newark on Wednesday, February 15th at 9:00am. Located at 1660 N. 21st Street in the former FrontRoom Furnishings showroom, this will serve as the first ReStore location in Licking County.

Habitat MidOhio’s ReStore is a key piece of the organization’s plan to sustainably grow the number of families served in Licking County. It is a retail operation that accepts donations of new and used building materials and household goods and sells them to the general public at greatly reduced costs.

 “Following some five years of searching for just the right location for our new ReStore, we’re pleased to begin serving the Licking County community on N. 21st Street.  We’re grateful for the encouragement and generous support spearheaded by Park National Bank and from so many in Newark and beyond that made possible the opening of this new retail and donation facility,” stated E.J. Thomas, Pres. & CEO.

The ReStore model diverts nearly 2,000 tons of reusable materials from local landfills each year and provides a low-cost source of materials to the public for home repairs and improvements to further support affordable homeownership in the community. The net revenue supports the new construction and repairs of affordable housing units by Habitat MidOhio. With its prime location, Habitat MidOhio expects ReStore Newark will quickly rival their other two Columbus based stores’ performance.

In addition to the retail space, the ReStore Newark location will house the Family and Program Center, Powered by the AEP Foundation providing critical office space where Habitat MidOhio staff and volunteers can meet with current and potential partner families to help introduce, or guide them through, the application process.

About Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio

Affordable, decent housing is one of our most basic human needs, yet it is in alarmingly short supply in our very own neighborhoods and throughout the world.  A decent place to call home creates stability, launching families onto a positive trajectory of generational change that includes hope, improved health, and a better quality of life.

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio has spent more than 36 years bringing the dream of homeownership to families in need.  Over the course of its history, Habitat MidOhio has rekindled hope for more than 850 families through new home construction, rehabs, and home repairs.

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