The Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Rabun County is celebrating volunteers during April. This is in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice, and support to causes they care about. ReStore depends on volunteers to fulfill its mission to provide the community access to affordable household items and support the building and renovating of Habitat homes.
Volunteers and Southern Breakfast
Walt Henderson, ReStore Manager, hopes to use this week to highlight the importance of volunteers to the Habitat and ReStore cause. “Volunteering at the Habitat ReStore is like biting into a good Southern breakfast,” said Henderson, “The Board and ReStore committee are the biscuits, Restore employees are the sausage, but volunteers are the gravy, making this a good Southern breakfast ‘MM GOOD’!”
What Volunteers Do
He points out that volunteers and donors are needed in all areas to make the ReStore a success. Those who are experienced with furniture or electrical repair along with those who can help move furniture--all these skills can be put to good use. If a person is willing to volunteer their time and talents, ReStore can find a place for them.
Volunteers Make A Difference
Tim Ranney, chairman of ReStore committee and Habitat Board member, adds, "Rabun County, as most people already know, is an incredibly generous and caring community. Financial support to service organizations typically gets all the accolades but it is the volunteers that make organizations such as ReStore and Habitat so darn successful. Please give some careful thought about where your passion for service may be in this wonderful community. We hope you will consider joining our ReStore or Habitat volunteers."
ReStore Proceeds Make A Difference
Proceeds from ReStore go toward providing affordable housing here in Rabun County. For the past 30 years, Habitat of Rabun County has built at least one home a year locally. This year, they will build their 35th home. The ReStore helps provide funding for these homes. Every purchase, every donation, every volunteer hour helps makes a difference here in Rabun County.
Celebration Party May 4
The store will host a grand celebration of its volunteers, customers, and store on May 4. There will be a free cookout for everyone, plus door prizes. To learn more about volunteering at ReStore, contact ReStore at 706-212-2059 or habitatrabun.com. ReStore is located at 43 Chechero Street.
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. It is an opportunity to honor the impact of all those who do good in our communities and inspire others to make a difference and improve the world.