Habitat, ReStore team with WHS students


ReStore seeking donated items, Habitat seeks volunteers, applicants

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Habitat volunteer Dan Kennelly discusses the Restore operation with students , from left, Skylar Brown, Chyenne Fawcett, Gracie Platt and Matthew Mangold.

Habitat volunteer Dan Kennelly discusses the Restore operation with students , from left, Skylar Brown, Chyenne Fawcett, Gracie Platt and Matthew Mangold.


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WILMINGTON — Wilmington High School students recently met with Clinton County Habitat for Humanity volunteers to talk about the mission and value of the organization.

Erin Henry and Dillon Oney teach the class — called Career Explorations — to WHS juniors and seniors. They build job training skills and guide students on soft skills like communication, teamwork and leadership.

The visit to Habitat gave students a perspective on volunteerism and what Habitat for Humanity does in our community.

The students were invited to visit the Habitat ReStore on 1032 W. Main St.and explore the new merchandise and gently used, recycled items donated to the organization. For Clinton County residents, the ReStore is open twice a week — Wednesday 4:30-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Volunteers are needed at the ReStore and on the building sites of the group’s next two homes this summer. The students learned how they might be involved in the organization.

Anyone with an interest in volunteering and who supports the mission of providing affordable homes to deserving low-income families should consider this fulfilling opportunity.

To volunteer, call the Habitat office at 937-655-9484.

Habitat is searching for more furniture, tools and building or garden tools/supplies The group is willing to pick up large items for donation. Call the ReStore to set a time for pick-up at 937-382-7605.

The students discovered that the families who build homes have a no-interest mortgage payment and that all partner families are expected to work on their homes and the building of other partner families’ homes.

Habitat is searching for more partner families and applications may be obtained from Elizabeth Biggane at 937-725-8071.

Habitat volunteer Dan Kennelly discusses the Restore operation with students , from left, Skylar Brown, Chyenne Fawcett, Gracie Platt and Matthew Mangold.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/06/web1_Dan-Kennelly.jpgHabitat volunteer Dan Kennelly discusses the Restore operation with students , from left, Skylar Brown, Chyenne Fawcett, Gracie Platt and Matthew Mangold. Courtesy photo
ReStore seeking donated items, Habitat seeks volunteers, applicants

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