Habitat for Humanity closing Ferndale store

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is consolidating and closing its Ferndale store.

The nonprofit, which works with low-income families to build homes, has been considering closing the store since late 2013, according to a press release. At that time, a market study found the community would be better served by opening Bellingham location, which Habitat for Humanity did in June 2014 at 1825 Cornwall Ave. The Habitat store in Bellingham will continue operating as usual.

“The Board of Directors concluded that consolidating operations and reducing overhead would produce more value and provide greater resources to support the core mission of Habitat for Humanity; the building and renovating of affordable homes,” John Moon, the group’s executive director, said in a press release. “The pivot point was the expiration of the Ferndale lease.”

The Habitat store sells used building materials, appliances and household items to raise funds to build homes for low-income Whatcom County residents.

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