Shelton, WA, March 4, 2014 – Habitat for Humanity of Mason County announced that they will be temporarily closing their Shelton location Habitat Store as they finalize their move to their new location at 1826 Olympic Highway North.
“We will be moving both our Habitat offices and the Shelton Store into a single location.” Said Tammey Newton, Executive Director/COO. “Our Habitat Store located in Belfair will certainly be open and ready to greet additional shoppers that just love shopping with Habitat!”
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County has two community Stores, one located in Shelton and one located in Belfair as well as management offices here in Mason County. The Habitat Stores offer new and gently used home improvement items, appliances and furniture at bargain prices. Funds generated from the Stores go toward operating costs, land acquisition, new home construction of low-income homes, store reserves and the A Brush with Kindness program which offers minor home maintenance and repair for low-income homeowners in need.
“Our Grand Reopening is scheduled for the afternoon of March 22, and we are very excited to partner with KMAS for a big tent event!” said Mrs. Newton, “We also hope to pass inspection on the remodel work we have done and be able to open the doors to customers sometime during the second week in March.”
Donations and shoppers at the stores helped Habitat start House #23, their first North Mason home build in Belfair, which is due to be completed in the spring 2014 and also assisted 48 families to stay in their homes through home maintenance and safety improvements ranging from minor roof repairs, broken window replacements and wheelchair ramps.
“In addition to gaining roughly 1,700 additional square feet of floor space, the move will save Habitat approximately $15,000 in lease payments the first year alone.” Said Newton, “Saving on operations means that we can invest more into the efforts that go toward building a stronger community.”
Habitat is looking for donated items to fill the new Store location, including items such as cabinetry, tools, plumbing, electrical, and gently used appliances and furniture. They are also looking for volunteers to help them with landscaping, unpacking and in general set-up the new store location.
To volunteer, obtain more information on how you can be a potential Habitat homeowner, or information on how you can support the community efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Mason County, please call the office at 360-426-8134 or visit the website at www.habitatmasonwa.org.
About Habitat for Humanity of Mason County: Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is a faith-based housing ministry partnering with the community to improve, maintain and build affordable quality housing for those in need. By engaging the entire community, we offer programs for people in need of affordable home-ownership opportunities and programs for current homeowners seeking to preserve their homes. Through partnerships with families, volunteers and donors, we work together to improve the living conditions of families in Mason County.