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Habitat’s Dickson Restore Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, Dickson Division’s ReStore is celebrating its first-year anniversary with free popcorn and hot dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and an extra 10 percent off merchandise all day, Saturday, April 14. The Dickson ReStore is located at 223 Dickson Plaza Drive.

“The store has been a great asset for the Dickson Division of Habitat,” says Chris Greene, Dickson Division Director. “It gives Habitat a way to raise much needed funds to build homes and it also provides a lower cost shopping experience for the community.”

Every ReStore item has been donated from the community, which can also be a tax deduction. Sales from the ReStore contributed to a Habitat home in 2011, and sales generated this year are expected to provide funds for the four Habitat homes being built in Dickson in 2012.

“Shopping and donations at the ReStore have far exceeded our expectations,” says Robert Scarlett, ReStore Manager. “We appreciate the great community support that we have received. In addition to supporting new homes, items being resold from the ReStore have diverted approximately 160,000 pounds of materials from our landfills.”

The dream of homeownership becomes a reality because of the prayerful, financial, and volunteer support of the community, adds Greene. Restore hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Items to be donated can be picked up by calling 615-446-4385, or emailing: Dicksonrestore@habitatnashville.org

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville – Dickson Division

Dickson Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1994 by the Dickson County Ministerial Fellowship and built its first home in 1996. Dickson Habitat has built 22 homes for more than 50 family members. Hundreds of hardworking Dickson County families are eligible to apply for a Dickson Habitat home.

In July 2007, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville merged with the Dickson Habitat affiliate. Together, they serve more hardworking families. The first home build of combined affiliates was in November 2007, and since the merger 10 homes have been built. To request an application or to receive more information, call 615-441-9967 or visit www.habitatnashville.org.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Prior to becoming homeowners, Habitat partner families complete education classes, work at the build site and volunteer at Habitat’s retail outlet, the ReStore. Since it was established in 1985, Habitat of Greater Nashville has built or recycled more than 700 homes, over 500 locally, and served more than 1,700 families including 1,125 children. To request an application or to receive more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, call 615-254-HOME (4663) or visit www.habitatnashville.org. For information on Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity go to www.hud.gov/offices/fheo or contact the local HUD office.

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