8News crew volunteers at Habitat’s Richmond ReStore

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This week, 8News is giving back to the community in celebration of our parent company Nexstar’s Founder’s Day.

On Saturday, the team was at Habitat for Humanity’s Richmond ReStore.

It’s a place where anyone can shop while also making a difference. They sell new, used and salvaged items at a discounted rate.

“The public comes in and buys it and then 100 percent of proceeds goes back into building Habitat homes in the city of Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico,” said Hunter Moum of Richmond Habitat ReStore.

It’s a big store, but they only have a handful of employees. They rely on volunteers.

“Today you’ve got one manager, one cashier, two guys on a truck and two guys as customer service,” said Richmond Habitat ReStore’s Rachel Stewart. “Without volunteers, we can’t run our business.”

The 8News team helped with pricing, sorting boxes of new donations and helped move merchandise around the store.

The ReStore is always looking for items to take off your hands. By selling them, they can help get someone else in the community into a new home.

“We would love your furniture — especially upholstered furniture without rips or stains. We’re always looking for cabinets, electric fully functioning appliances are big sellers,” said Stewart.

To learn more about The ReStore, click HERE. 

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