“Restore” is in the planning phase for the Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity. According to the ESVA Habitat for Humanity, the “Restore” will apply the thrift shop concept to the construction industry, and collect donated tools, gently used or surplus materials, and salvaged parts from old structures for resale to the public. This is a much needed resource in this rural community with a limited job market, which can put necessary home repairs or updates out of the reach of a lot of it’s citizens. According to one of the members of the Habitat Restore committee, “Restore provides the place where those who give and those who need will find the perfect market”

And while they are currently in the planning phase, Habitat has the ability to store donations while they locate a suitable building. As a 501(c)(3) Habitat is able to offer tax benefits for donated items. Donors can claim a Virginia state tax credit of 65% of the value of the donation over $500 and while we’re talking tax credits, they are in need of a truck so that they can retrieve and transport items. So if you have any construction items or have a project coming up in the future, keep “Restore” in mind.

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