A DeLand staple since 1988, West Volusia Habitat for Humanity is making changes to its staff, ReStore, and overall societal impact.
“Change is good, change is an opportunity to rethink, reshape, refocus everything we do,” said Executive Director Randy Jenkins. “Over the last several months, we have cleaned, remodeled, and re-merchandised our ReStore to be what our community should expect of a Habitat ReStore.”
West Volusia Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit mission driven organization committed to the principle of putting God’s love into action to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. The vision of Habitat for Humanity is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
The West Volusia Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 101st home this past June and will begin construction on homes 102 and 103 later this year. The Habitat ReStore is a significant source of funding to help Habitat build safe, decent affordable homes for deserving families in our community.
“For our ReStore to be a true contributor to our mission, we rely on resalable donations of new overstock or unused construction materials, leather or hardwood furniture, to small items such as vases, dishes, and art,” said Randy. “We cannot accept donations of mattresses, clothing, worn or stained upholstered furniture, open containers of controlled liquids, products containing lead, or any CPSC recalled products. Please appreciate that trash and hazardous waste disposal remains our largest expense – If you would not purchase your donation, it is not likely others will.”
In addition to the new merchandise, West Volusia Habitat is also changing the way items are organized, working on the physical appearance of the building, new signage, lighting, and adding additional staff. “Please come meet our growing family of new friendly faces eager to WOW you with their customer service,” Randy added.
One of the new people that West Volusia Habitat recently added was Randy himself. “We began building our family upon my arrival here in early May. Most recently I managed the AmeriCorps Senior volunteer programs in Delaware, and previously held similar Habitat for Humanity roles on the Eastern Shore of Maryland,” said Randy. “I am determined to complete my career cycle in Central Florida. West Volusia Habitat has afforded me this opportunity to parlay my life experiences one more time in this wonderful community of DeLand.”
West Volusia Habitat for Humanity offers free scheduled pickup of quality resalable donations, and daily drop-off service during business hours.
West Volusia Habitat for Humanity is located in DeLand at 604 S. Spring Garden Ave. Store hours are 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
To contact West Volusia Habitat for Humanity or view sale items, visit www.wvhabitat.org, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @westvolusiahabitatforhumanity, or you may call 386-734-7268.