Walton County Habitat ReStore Devastated by Flooding

May 7, 2014 by SoWal Staff

The Habitat for Humanity of Walton County ReStore was submerged in over two feet of standing water after severe weather impacted the area on April 29. The store was set to open for the first time next week in their new location off Hwy 393 South before record flooding impacted the area. All inventory is a total loss along with significant damage to the building. Unfortunately, the ReStore's insurance will not cover the flood damage sustained to the contents or building. Immediate resources and assistance are needed.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used building materials and household furnishings. The Walton County Habitat ReStore sells these goods at a fraction of their retail price and uses the proceeds to achieve Habitat’s mission to build homes, communities, and hope. The ReStore also serves as a resource for local families with its inventory of low cost furnishings, appliances, and building items. And the ReStore provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep reusable materials out of landfills. Many uninsured families have rebuilt or refurnished their homes after a casualty using inventory from the Habitat ReStore.

"Like our families, we’re not looking for a handout as much as a hand up," says Teresa Imdieke, Executive Director of the Habitat for Humanity of Walton County. "Habitat is looking for assistance to help fund the repairs and volunteers to allow our ReStore to become operational again, so that we can continue to build for the well deserving families in our community. Habitat is more than just about housing the needy, it’s an investment in our community’s future. Please consider making a donation to our organization."

Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, Florida is a 501(c)(3) Christian non-profit that builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of our partner families and the community. The local Walton County Habitat for Humanity has completed 29 new homes with another three currently under construction.


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