Why Larry loves volunteering at ReStore 

Larry was newly retired and looking for ways to fill his time. He had learned about ReStore and inquired about volunteering, but decided it was the place for him when Habitat announced we would be opening a ReStore in Sherwood Park. The store is a short 10-minute drive from his home, so Larry took it as a sign and began volunteering.

Larry installed shelving and stocked shelves a few days a week at ReStore Sherwood Park, readying the store for opening day. Now that the store is open, he enjoys unloading donations, pricing items, and assisting customers. When he isn’t at ReStore, Larry travels to the United States to participate on builds, helping families in need of affordable homeownership to build strength, stability, and self-reliance. Having already participated in two Habitat builds in the United States, Larry is looking forward to more in the future. He also enjoys volunteering at special events for Habitat Edmonton, such as greeting visitors home shows.

Larry believes in supporting families in his community. He likes to offer a hand-up to those that may need support and do as much as he can to make their lives a little better. Since all proceeds from every ReStore purchase are reinvested into Habitat, Larry’s volunteer efforts at ReStore empower families in his community through affordable homeownership. Every minute that Larry spends volunteering at ReStore means families in his community can create stability for their children’s future, supporting them for years to come. Larry also enjoys visiting with customers and meeting new people, and volunteering at ReStore means he can help customers find specific and unique items they might be looking for.

We are thrilled to have Larry as a regular volunteer at ReStore Sherwood Park. Next time you drop by, be sure to say hello!

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