WARSAW — A ribbon cutting event was held at the Habitat Resale Outlet, a new outlet store run by Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County.
The event was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and celebrates both Habitat’s office/business move and the opening of the store. Saturday, May 4, is the first day of operations for the store, located at 3970 Corridor Drive.
“We believe the store will meet needs of the community on many levels,” said Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County Executive Director Mickey Kaufman. “I am amazed every day as I walk those aisles to see what has been accomplished in such a short amount of time. God is good.”
For the past three years, Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County has picked up donated furniture, building supplies and appliances throughout the county from individuals and businesses. The donations are required to be new or gently used so that the items can be resold.
Due to previously not having the resources to open their own store, the items were sold at surrounding Habitat stores. The profit they received has gone back into building homes in Kosciusko County.
The store will serve as an additional revenue source that will allow HFH to build more homes for lower-income families in Kosciusko County.
The inventory for the store will be supplied through local individual donors and businesses. The intake process will happen one of two ways. Individuals within Kosciusko County may submit a request for their chosen items to be picked up by HFH volunteers or people will have the opportunity to drop off items at the store once it’s open. The items will then be processed and displayed for the public to purchase. More information can be found here.