The St. Joe Community Foundation has funded a $9,923 grant to Habitat for Humanity of Walton County to assist in rebuilding their new ReStore location due to local area flooding. The recent flooding damaged not only the inventory of building materials and household furnishings at their new ReStore offices, but also damaged the building itself. This grant helps Habitat for Humanity of Walton County rebuild their offices so that they can begin accepting furnishings, appliances and materials to proceed with its mission of building homes that provide stability for local families.
“The Foundation is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity as it assists in supporting the health of local families by helping them with simple, decent housing,” said Janet Greeno, executive director for the Foundation. “Providing this grant helps sustain the viability of Habitat for Humanity in our community, which is a needed resource for area families.”
The ReStore provides low cost furnishings, appliances and building items, and provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep reusable materials out of landfills. Many uninsured families have rebuilt or refurnished their homes following a casualty from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore inventory. Their new location is on County Road 393 in Walton County.