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By Marianne Lynch, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County
Last January, my basement backed up with raw sewage, destroying a small den, our laundry room and a small bathroom – yuck. As a reader, you might say “what does this have to do with Habitat for Humanity?” Actually, quite a bit.
When we were trying to decide what to do in order to repair our space, particularly in light of the slim insurance check we received, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County's ReStore became an instrumental part of the planning process. Because I had this resource in my community, I knew that I could do a fantastic job remodeling on a very tight budget. We were able to get a window, ducting, lumber, stair railing, light fixtures, trim, cabinets, paint, couches, an armoire, a credenza and so many other items from the ReStore that I saved more than $4,000. This made my project affordable and the end result beautiful.