San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) was joined by volunteers, customers, supporters, and friends on Thursday, April 24, 2014 to celebrate the opening of its North County ReStore.

The ReStore supports Habitat’s nonprofit homebuilding mission through the sale of donated building materials and household items. Donations to the ReStore help enable San Diego Habitat for Humanity to increase the number of homes constructed each year, reduce the amount of usable items that are deposited into landfills, and provide building materials and household items to the general public at discounted prices.

The Escondido ReStore is the second location in the County.  SDHFH opened its first ReStore in Lemon Grove in 1998 and moved to its current Mission Valley location in 2006.  Since opening, the ReStore has garnered over $10 million in support of Habitat’s homebuilding mission.

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, Escondido Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Rorie Johnston, Miss Escondido 2014 Erica Barnes, and representatives from Congressman Duncan Hunter, Assemblymember Marie Waldron, and Supervisor Dave Roberts’ offices were on hand for the ribbon cutting.

“The ReStore is a wonderful community resource and we’re proud to be bringing it to Escondido,” said Lori Holt Pfeiler, executive director for San Diego Habitat for Humanity. “Proceeds from the discount home improvement center are critical to helping local families achieve their dreams of affordable homeownership.”

The festivities will continue on Saturday, April 26, 2014 with a Grand Opening celebration from 9am to 6pm that includes a kids corner, community BBQ, storewide sale, and a DIY workshop.

The new ReStore is located at 837 Metcalf Street in Escondido.  The Mission Valley store is located at 10222 San Diego Mission Road.  Both stores are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-6pm.  Donations of quality items are welcome – please call 619-516-5268 to schedule a pickup or visit