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Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg Holds Ribbon Cutting for Yorktown ReStore

Yorktown ReStore Ribbon Cutting (Supplied by Habitat for Humanity)

YORKTOWN — Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg celebrated the ribbon cutting of its new Yorktown ReStore on May 4.

The store officially opened to the public on May 6 and is currently running extended hours, open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Habitat really is a reflection of our community,” said Rep. Rob Wittman of the First District of Virginia. “It’s seeing the need, it’s working on those needs and making sure we work in every way, shape, and form to help folks across the spectrum. We know that one way we can help fill the gaps in affordable housing is all of us in the community coming together, and the ReStore plays a critical role.”

According to Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, the Yorktown ReStore is the third operated under the direction of the organization. The local affiliate of the international nonprofit also operates ReStores in Newport News and Williamsburg which are noted as the most successful ReStores in the commonwealth.

“I’m very proud of what Habitat has done, getting people in homes in our community, and I’m thrilled with the ReStores,” said Keith D. Vander Vennet, President-Elect for the Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg Board of Directors. “The important thing is that every penny raised in a ReStore goes to help build more homes right here in our community.”

The Yorktown ReStore, which occupies 13,000 square feet, will sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials, and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price, usually 30-90% off, the nonprofit said.

All proceeds from Habitat ReStores support the mission of building homes, communities, and hope in the local community, it added.

Like the other local ReStores, the Yorktown location offers donation drop-offs and free donation pickup. Donations can be dropped off at the Yorktown ReStore from Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Follow the signs around the building and the Habitat team will help unload the donation.

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