Habitat Happenings

Grand Opening of Wake Forest ReStore!

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Drum roll please… The Grand Opening of the Wake Forest ReStore is Saturday, August 1st, 2015. Reschedule your vacation, cancel your doctors appointments, and clear your calendars so that you can be a part of the Grand Opening!

DATE: Saturday, August 1, 2015

TIME: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LOCATION:  Wake Forest ReStore at 12253 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest NC, 27587

Come see why the ReStore is the best place to shop, donate and volunteer! We sell new and used furniture, appliances, home goods, flooring and more at dramatically reduced prices. Proceeds support the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build homes communities and hope! We just completed our 500th house and are looking forward to building 500 more!

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Habitat Wake and ReStore Closed on July 4th

american flag home Habitat Wake and ReStore Closed on July 4thAll Habitat Wake offices and ReStores will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day!

May you all celebrate this 4th with friends, family, and those close to you!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a U.S. federal holiday celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Declaration was the declaring of our independence from Great Britain.

Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870, and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today, communities across the nation mark this major midsummer holiday with parades, firework displays, picnics and performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and marches by John Philip Sousa.

Meet Mike, our Volunteer Spotlight

Mike Farrell Volunteer Spotlight Meet Mike, our Volunteer Spotlight

Mike is our Volunteer of the moment! We have so many great volunteers who not only help in the ReStores, but work in Construction, Deconstruction, A Brush with Kindness, and Office support. Volunteers are the cornerstone of our mission – to build homes, communities and hope. Every volunteer helps make a difference in our community and without them, we would not have been able to build 500 homes in Wake County!

Volunteer: Mike Farrell

Q: How long have you been volunteering with Habitat Wake and what brought you to us?

A: I started volunteering in the Cary ReStore when they opened in 2011. I’ve been consistently working there and in May of this year, started volunteering here in the Apex ReStore. I’ve volunteered with Habitat previously at Habitat of Broome County. I volunteered in construction and deconstruction but really perfer the ReStore.

When we moved to Cary from VT, I learned that the Cary ReStore was relatively close by and just showed up to see what I could do. I enjoy volunteering because it gives me a sense of making a difference. “I’ve contributed to the good of others and this is very gratifying!”

Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself.

A: I like to putter, keep busy, and work with my hands. Volunteering in the ReStore gives me the opportunity to do all the things I like. I really like the people I work with (staff and volunteers) and the customers are so appreciative when you help them.

My wife and I originally retired to Rutland VT however, after a few winters, realized the weather wasn’t for us. We moved to Cary so that we could be closer to our children who live in Cary and Charlotte. We certainly appreciate the weather too!

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I enjoy doing yard work, gardening, and cooking. Planting and doing landscape in the yard is therapeutic and rewarding. I like home cooking – nothing fancy, but real food!

Q: What is your favorite meal?

A: I love a boiled dinner – corn beef and cabbage. You can also never go wrong with a hamburger.

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