Habitat Happenings

GRAND OPENING Saturday, Dec. 3

Join us this Saturday, December 3 as we officially open the doors of our sixth ReStore in Wake County. We will have prizes, refreshments, and (as always) great deals. All proceeds from our ReStores fund Habitat Wake’s mission to build affordable homes in Wake County — which means that as we grow, we are able to serve more families. We appreciate your support!

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Meet us Monday: Larry Mengel

This post is part of an new series to help you get to know the many faces at the Habitat Wake ReStores. Check back every Monday to meet a new face and read a little about the people who make up our great team. 

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Name and title: Larry Mengel, ReStore Associate

Home town: Nazareth, PA

Current town: Franklinton, NC

When did you start working at Habitat Wake? July 2015

What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? People/camaraderie, interesting work, doing God’s work.

What does your typical work day look like? 4 hours, 3 days a week, putting stuff together in the back room at the ReStore. Time at home working in my wood shop. I also volunteer at church and Lions Club.

What do you do in your spare time? Work the Habitat ReStore.

Do you have any pets or children? No pets, one grown child.

Favorite meal: Meatloaf, stewed tomatoes, mashed potatoes.

Favorite sport (to play or to watch, or both): football. Too old to play any more.

Do you have any strange hidden talents? I build rocking horses.

Favorite piece you’ve seen or purchased in the ReStore: speakers.

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One of Larry’s rocking horse creations.

Meet us Monday: James Card

This post is part of an new series to help you get to know the many faces at the Habitat Wake ReStores. Check back every Monday to meet a new face and read a little about the people who make up our great team. 

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Name and Title: James Card, Apex ReStore Associate

Home town: Skaneateles, NY

Current town: Holly Springs, NC

When did you start working at Habitat Wake? 2015

What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? I love working with the people — customers, volunteers, and staff.

What does your typical work day look like? Working in the back room [where we receive and process donations]. There’s a different challenge every day.

What do you do in your spare time? Hang out with my grandkids.

Do you have any pets or children? 1 dog, 3 kids, 2 grandkids.

Favorite meal: Anything pasta

Favorite sport (to play or to watch, or both): Hockey

Favorite place to take out-of-town guests: North Carolina Zoo.

Thanks James! We appreciate your hard work in the Apex store.

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