Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will celebrate the grand opening of a new ReStore in Clayton on Saturday, June 16. The Clayton location is the eighth ReStore that Habitat Wake manages. The grand opening will include free food and t-shirts, giveaways, and a live broadcast by B93.9. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate our opening in Johnston County!
Habitat Wake and Habitat Johnston became one organization in January. In addition to opening the ReStore, Habitat Wake already has built one home in Johnston County with the help of local congregations and businesses. A second home is planned for Selma this fall. ReStore proceeds will support Habitat’s mission to build affordable homes in the community.
“Johnston County residents have extended a warm welcome to Habitat” said Natalie Chesson, Director of ReStores at Habitat Wake. “The new ReStore gives people another way to support Habitat’s mission in Johnston County.”
More than 17,000 families in Johnston County and 91,000 families in Wake County need an affordable home. This year’s sales for the seven current ReStores totaled more than $7 million and helped fund this mission. Habitat homeowners complete homeowner education classes, 200 sweat equity hours, and pay an affordable mortgage totaling no more than 30 percent of their income.
The new 9,000 square foot Clayton ReStore encompasses four former retail and restaurant spaces and is located off Highway Business 70 behind the Rockin' Comet Diner. Habitat Wake is recruiting volunteers for the Clayton ReStore to assist with securing donations, customer service, merchandising, and staffing the cash register.