Habitat Happenings

Meet us Monday: Carson Nickels

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: Carson Nickels, ReStore Associate at the Glenwood Ave. location

Home town: Cary, NC

Current town: Cary, NC

When did you start working at Habitat Wake? This month!

What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? Meeting all different types of people from the community and getting to know volunteers.

What does your typical work day look like? So far, painting and arranging furniture to get our store ready for the grand opening!

What do you do in your spare time? Play classical music and video games.

Do you have any pets or children? We have three parakeets and a cockatiel named Bert.

Do you have any strange hidden talents? I can wiggle my ears.

Favorite movie line: “Some call me. . .  Tim.”

Favorite piece you’ve seen or purchased in the ReStore: 5’x5′ canvas map of the city of Rome.

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. 

Larry Mengel montage Meet us Monday: Larry Mengel

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.

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