Jackson ReStore shows appreciation to supporters with free lunch

JACKSON, Tenn. — One local nonprofit invites the community to lunch for National “I Love You” Day.

ReStore is a nonprofit under Habitat for Humanity that provides a store front for the community to come and shop.

“We are a true nonprofit that takes gently used items from public that we sell at a discounted rate back to the public, and everything that we make covers a few bills and then goes back into the community, whether it’s a new house bill, or the AIP project, Aging in Place for the elderly community,” said Restore Manager Chris Wilkerson. “The easiest way that I explain what happens here, every dollar you spend goes back to the community you live in.”

Habitat for Humanity is a prominent part of our community of Madison County, and they are currently expanding in Haywood County.

They help families, first time home owners, and the elderly to name a few, get housing or repairs.

“Currently, we’re on our 105th home here in Jackson and the LANA district,” said Andrea Hudgins, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Jackson. “So we’re working on that right now as well as working on 15 aging in place projects here in Jackson. And so, in order for us to make funding happen, we need our ReStore to thrive and so we just want to celebrate with those that help us make it happen.”

Jackson ReStore celebrated “I Love You” Day through giving back to the community with free lunch on Friday.

You can get involved in their efforts through numerous venues.

“If you want to donate or shop in the ReStore, and we would love to have that, as well as we need volunteers helping us out on our 105th build. So, and then any financial contribution,” Hudgins said.

Click here for more information on how you can get involved.

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