Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is celebrating two milestones this year—its 30th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of its ReStore shops.
Local supporters of the nonprofit Christian ministry began work in Cincinnati In 1986. In 2013, Cincinnati Habitat and Tri-State Habitat merged to become Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.
Since its beginnings, the local Habitat chapters have repaired or renovated more than 550 homes locally and supported the building of 830 homes internationally.
The first ReStore was opened in Middletown in 2001 and relocated to Hamilton in 2005. There are now three other ReStore locations—Bond Hill, Cheviot and Florence—where the public can shop and/or donate household items. Stores also offer free pickup for donations.
“As we reflect on our journey, we are grateful for the unparalleled support of our volunteers, communities, corporate sponsors and faith partners for 30 years of building homes, communities and hope.” said Ed Lee, HFHGC president and CEO. “With your collective prayers, trust and help, our organization has thrived.”
Habitat family and friends are invited to reminisce with HFHGC at a special Volunteer Appreciation event in April, and join them at their 30th anniversary celebration dinner in November. More details will be released soon.