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Jun 4, 2013 4:05 PM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News

New Habitat for Humanity store opens in Kalispell

KALISPELL - A grand opening for new, and much bigger, Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Kalispell was held on Tuesday. The store is expected to cut down on pollution, and the amount of money that comes out of your pocket.

Habitat for Humanity staffers say their inventory literally sells for pennies on the dollar, and by people taking their unwanted items to the Restore instead of the landfill, staff estimate they're saving more than 100 tons of reusable and recyclable materials.

All of the ReStore's proceeds will support Flathead Habitat for Humanity.

"We're able to build one house annually, based on the proceeds from the old store. We've tripled the size of this store and we're hoping within the next few years to be able to build 2 new homes, based on the proceeds. So when people shop here, they're not only saving things from our landfill - they're building affordable homes for their neighbors," Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Christine Morris explained.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and volunteers are still needed for the store.

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