Meet Your ReStore Staff

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Leia

Chesterfield

I like to be able to help people. I helped a pastor save $1,500 getting a fridge for his church. Habitat is very family oriented.

Habitat cares about its employees — I love working here!

Louis

Chesterfield

I love the wide variety of customers in the community! I enjoy meeting new people. I love to tell them about sales and make them smile.

I met a veteran with a fixed income. Through our senior citizen discount and our military discount, I was able to help her get a dryer despite her limited funds. She thanked me profusely.

Janice

Northside

I’ve only been working here about a month. It’s going great. I like interacting with the customers and my coworkers.

I like learning about what Habitat stands for. They’re about giving back to the community. Any profit we make, that goes towards building houses in the Richmond area.

Orlando

Northside

I’ve been working here for 11 years. Harold and I, we were part of the original crew. He was one of the first people I met. I’m a merchandiser. I do customer service and I’m a donation receiver.

I meet a lot of good people. I learn from them. You never know when you’re going to meet someone who helps you out later.

Harold

Northside

I’ve been here a while –I don’t even know! I’m pretty much the oldest one here.  I unload the truck, help customers, and pick up items. I like that I get to learn different trades and meet different people.

 

 

 

Homeowner Spotlight: The Brown Family

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Future Neighborhood:  Chestnut Hills

Ms. Brown is a hardworking, single mother of twin nine year olds Ashley and Anthony.  Ms. Brown is visually impaired, but has not let that slow her down.  She has worked as a switchboard operator for 21 years at the Virginia Eye Institute and enjoys helping others with their vision needs.

In their free time, the Brown’s enjoy reading, listening to jazz music and playing video games together.

Construction on the Brown’s home began in February of 2017.  Currently, Ms. Brown is completing 10 financial and homeownership education classes and 350 hours of “sweat equity” or volunteer time.  Once completed, she will purchase her home and pay an affordable, zero percent interest mortgage, making her dream of homeownership, and the stability that it brings, a reality.

Her children cannot wait to move into their beautiful, healthy and safe new home right in time for the new school year!

“I am proud of my determination because I am a winner and do not quit.  Owning my own home will mean a sense of security for me and my children.” – Ms. Brown, Future Homeowner

Richmond Habitat takes First Global Village Trip!

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One of the most unique parts about Habitat for Humanity is that we are an organization that works worldwide to build safe, affordable homes for hardworking families.  Habitat for Humanity has offices in over 70 countries around the world.
This year, Richmond Habitat took the opportunity to bring a group of volunteers to Siem Reap, Cambodia to experience building a home abroad through Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program.
Volunteers spent the week working alongside our new Cambodian friends to build a home for a local family.  We ended our week with a beautiful dedication ceremony where we threw flower petals in the air to celebrate the new homeowners, ate traditional Cambodian food and fruits, and played some games with local villagers.  The experience was incredibly rewarding and really helped to show the power and impact of Habitat around the world.
If you are interested in learning more about future Global Village trips, contact Whitney Guthrie at wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org.