GREENFIELD — County residents itching to get started on that new bathroom in the basement might want to wait until early spring before coughing up top dollar for fixtures and plumbing as a new Habitat for Humanity ReStore is coming to town.
In January, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis purchased the former Carter Lumber site at 1141 W. U.S. 40 for $440,000, county records show.
The empty store front, storage yard and two outside storage buildings will become Habitat of Greater Indy’s second ReStore location in its service area of Marion, Hendricks and Hancock counties.
Habitat received permission to expand its reach and provide service to Hendricks and Hancock counties last April, and with efforts already under way in Hendricks County, moving into Hancock County was the next logical step, said Abri Hochstetler, marketing and communications coordinator for the organization.
“The location fits our needs as a ReStore and retail location, and it’s a great chance to get our foot in the door in Hancock County and introduce people to what we do,” Hochstetler said.
ReStore outlets accept donations of new and slightly used furniture, fixtures, appliances, windows, lighting and other construction materials and then offers them to the public at significantly reduced prices to fund the organization’s home ownership programs.