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Habitat looks to Woodburn for ReStore

The opening of a ReStore in Woodburn is one objective for North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity within the next three years.

Habitat is progressively looking for potential locations and donations of land to develop a ReStore to relocate its current site in Mount Angel.

“(A) primary benefit of having a ReStore in Woodburn is providing an affordable outlet for homeowners, landlords, contractors and general consumers to purchase needed items for repairs, improvements and projects,” said Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore Director Connie Farrier.

Depending on location, zoning requirements, permitting, buying or leasing, the foundational cost for starting a ReStore can range from $10,000-$20,000.

“Woodburn is a central location for us to better serve our service area,” said Farrier, noting that area includes northern Marion County and southern Clackamas County. “Moving the Mount Angel ReStore to Woodburn would allow Habitat to better serve Woodburn customers and make donating easier for residents and local businesses.”

After declaring a more central location for Habitat, a cost analysis is expected to be completed within the next three years.

The organization has a strategic planning session tentatively scheduled for February, during which it will solely focus on its goals for the next three years, including donations of product, shelving and handling equipment.



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