MANVILLE - Amid much joy and anticipation, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity hosted a grand opening for the Habitat ReStore on October 26.  The Habitat ReStore, located in the Marketplace at Manville, 110 North Main Street in Manville, sells donated, high-quality household items at bargain prices to raise funds to build homes for local families in need of decent, affordable housing in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties.

Local officials and honored guests were on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon, while a crowd that included RVHFH Board members, volunteers, invited guests and eager shoppers cheered them on.  State Senator Kip Bateman, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Freeholder Mark Caliguire and Manville Mayor Richard Onderko expressed congratulations and well wishes as they joined Board President Meg Helms, Manville Councilman Ron Skirkanish and Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) President & CEO Mike Kerwin in cutting the ribbon.

The Habitat ReStore is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

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The store accepts donation drop-offs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the back of the building. For larger items such as furniture, donors can send a photo and/or description to restoredonations@rvhabitat.org to arrange a free pick up. 

Additional volunteers are needed to join the enthusiastic crew staffing the Habitat ReStore. Anyone interested in volunteering can go to rvhabitat.org/ReStore for an application.

About the Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. In the past 27 years, RVHFH has built 51 homes in Hunterdon and Somerset counties. Their vision is a time when everyone in Hunterdon and Somerset counties has a decent place to live. To learn more visit www.rvhabitat.org or call 908-704-0016.