GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, June 8, 2020 — Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has reopened its South ReStore location at 5701 Division Ave S, Wyoming, MI 49548 and in the last couple weeks, home construction has resumed as well. The nonprofit is preparing to welcome volunteers back to construction sites later this summer.
The ReStore has been closed since mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic and will open for business again on Monday, June 8, with several precautions in place.
“Every ReStore shopper helps Habitat Kent build homes, communities, and hope, and they are an important part of our mission,” said Executive Director, Bev Thiel. “We have taken our time with reopening to prepare enhanced health and safety measures that will help keep all ReStore visitors healthy and safe.”
The store is limiting the number of customers and implementing enhanced cleaning procedures, including routinely sanitizing high contact areas, providing hand sanitizer stations, placing social distancing markers, and requiring all inside the store wear masks.
Habitat Kent is also asking customers to wear a face mask inside the store, to not visit if they are sick, to maintain six feet of space between themselves and others, and to shop alone or in the smallest groups possible.
The store will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
“We are not yet able to accept donated items or materials, so ReStore donors should watch for news about when donations will resume,” said ReStore General Manager, Scott Baldwin.
“While it’s not quite business as usual yet, we are excited to see ReStore shoppers again and to start building more for local families!”
About Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Established in 1983, Habitat Kent has partnered with more than 800 families in Kent County through homeownership and home repairs. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or lending a voice to advocate for affordable homeownership, everyone can help families achieve the strength and stability we all need to have a good life. To learn more visit www.habitatkent.org.