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Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on second ReStore

Posted at 6:45 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 20:45:59-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) held a groundbreaking/ground blessing ceremony Thursday for its second ReStore.

The nonprofit said its building ReStore Northeast to help raise funds and awareness for affordable housing in El Paso County.

The ReStore accepts tax-deductible donations of new and slightly used construction material, plumbing and electrical supplies, cabinets, home furnishings, and more which are sold to the public at discounts 50%-70% below retail. All net proceeds provide permanent, affordable housing for qualifying future Habitat homeowners.

PPHFH hopes ReStore Northeast is as successful as the first ReStore that opened in 2004.

The first ReStore is located at 411 S. Wahsatch Ave in Colorado Springs, and last year it helped fund six Habitat homes in El Paso County. It also kept 1,304 tons of donated material out of the landfill.

The new ReStore will be located at 6250 Tutt Blvd, directly behind Gripstone Climbing & Fitness gym. Construction is slated to begin in October, and the grand opening is set for the spring of 2021.

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