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Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

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MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick up items, email a picture and description of the items to restoredonations@rvhabitat.org or call 908-704-0016, ext. 14. Items that will be accepted include appliances, building products, furniture, home goods and household fixtures.

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The store then sells the donated goods to the public at low affordable prices.

Habitat for Humanity International, according to a release, established the ReStore program to help local affiliates raise funds to build more homes and opportunities for low-income wage earners to build strength, stability and self-reliance. There are now more than 1,000 ReStores operating in five countries.

This will be the first store serving this area.

"Our affiliate looked for a home for our Habitat ReStore for many years, and commissioned a study by Habitat for Humanity International to help us pinpoint the most favorable location," said Meg Helms, president of the board of directors, in a release. "We are thrilled our dream is coming true with a wonderful landlord, neighboring stores and the terrific community of Manville. This was a huge team effort of board members, volunteers and staff to get to this point, and I could not be prouder of this team."

RVHFH brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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