Habitat invites you to Volunteer Open House June 21

Published Jun 17, 2016 at 4:00pm

UTICA — Potential volunteers are invited to Oneida County Habitat for Humanity for a Volunteer Open House at the ReStore, 494 French Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.

Oneida County Habitat is in need of volunteers for the ReStore and construction. The ReStore is looking for volunteers to fill four hour shifts during their regular business hours. Various construction projects will continue throughout the year. 

Oneida County Habitat invites you to stop by our Volunteer Open House to learn more about Habitat, ReStore and how you can get involved. Staff, volunteers and board members will be available to inform people about what volunteering with Habitat is all about and how to get involved. Volunteer opportunities available are construction, cashiers, truck drivers, loaders, marketing, finance and many more.

“Oneida County Habitat for Humanity has something to offer for everyone”, said Communication Coordinator Allison Kollar. “At Habitat we really like to tailor the volunteer experience around what the volunteer is interested in doing and how we can make it enjoyable for both parties.”

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a retail operation that supports the services provided by the organization. The income generated from the ReStore goes specifically toward expanding the building and repair programs of Oneida County Habitat for Humanity.

The Re-Store promotes the re-use of overstocked, discontinued, new and slightly used building materials, cabinets, furniture and various items donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors, deconstruction efforts and individuals.

These donated items are sold to the public at discount prices or used in construction of Habitat projects; while providing an environmentally responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills.

Oneida County Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. In addition to building new homes for qualified buyers, OCHFH also assists elderly, disabled and veteran home owners through its home repair programs. Visit: www.oneidacountyhabitat.org 

The ReStore has been made possible through a grant provided by The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties.

For more information about the Oneida County Habitat for Humanity ReStore; to donate, shop or volunteer call 624-9010 or go online to www.restoreoneidacounty.org 

Oneida County Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian organization that works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. In addition to building new homes for qualified buyers, OCHFH also assists home owners through its home repair programs.