The Bellingham Business Journal
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County, a local nonprofit that helps build low-income housing, will soon open the doors to its new 12,500-square-foot retail outlet called the Habitat HomeStore at 1385 Admiral Place in Ferndale. The store, set to open in September, will sell new and gently used building materials and household items at 50 percent of retail price.
The HomeStore is now accepting donations of items in good condition ranging from lumber, doors, windows, lighting and plumbing fixtures to household items, including appliances, electronics and furniture.
Revenue from the store will help the nonprofit build more homes and staff anticipate the store will generate $2 million for HFH in Whatcom County within the first five years.
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is also moving its administrative and program offices to the HomeStore location. Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. Habitat constructs houses using as much volunteer labor and donated material as possible, then sells these homes to qualified low-income families at no profit and no interest, and uses the payments to construct more homes.
For more information, call the HomeStore at (360) 393-4352 or visit www.hfhwhatcom.org.