“Leroy has helped at our University build and you can always look forward to seeing his smiling face. He really helps contribute to the atmosphere that makes volunteering with Habitat the experience that it is,” said Joe Bachmann, Site Supervisor for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard.
“I really enjoy my time out here and you get to meet a lot of great people volunteering for Habitat. I wish everyone could experience it at least once in their lifetime,” Pizar added.]]>
“This community has supported us for so many years that we want to give back to the community. Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County is a great organization and is able to help so many people that we wanted to help them out,” said Forrest Lilly, whose family has owned Indian River Furniture for over 75 years.
“Partnering with businesses like Indian River Furniture allows the ReStore to bring quality furniture at an affordable price to our shoppers. The funds from partnerships like this allow us to build more homes in Brevard County,” said Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County ReStore Director Suzanne Olson.
“Many times we get scratched or lightly damaged furniture that the manufacturer does not want back. They allow us to donate this to the ReStore for resale to the community,” said Tony McNichols, Warehouse Manager for Indian River Furniture
The Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County ReStore is located at 4515 Babcock St NE in Palm Bay.
This gorgeous “powered” recliner couch is just in from Indian River Furniture.
Where: The ReStore
When: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Who: YOU and great Arts & Crafts verndors
Why: To have fun, find great stuff, and meet friends. Oh, and to help Brevard Habitat raise funds to build homes with families in need.
Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills, and build homes and communities. This program brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. No experience is necessary!
May is a special time of year for Habitat for Humanity during which mothers and women all over are celebrated and recognized. We welcome all women and to learn more about Women Build and the focus on simple, decent, and affordable shelter the program promotes for families in need.]]>
“One of the things that I enjoy the most is the friends that I have made working at the Habitat sites. One time I was working on a house next to a young man and we got to talking. We became friends and he now has a Habitat house and I see him all the time because Mike works at the ReStore.”
“Jim has been invaluable to me and the affiliate. He has the ability to go from working on a home, to driving the truck to pick up supplies to meeting with city and county officials to help get permits to build homes. He has not only been a valuable volunteer but a great friend over these many years,” said Bob Myers, Construction Manager for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County.
“If I were to tell anyone about Habitat, I would tell them that it is the most astounding experience you will ever have. You can show up on a Saturday and see just a slab on the ground and when you leave a few hours later the walls are up for a house. Also, You can show up at a site not knowing anything about building a house and when you leave at the end of the day you will have learned a skill that you will use for the rest of your life. The site supervisors will actually take the time to teach you even if you have never worked a day in construction in your life.”]]>
Prior to joining Habitat, Ms. Olson spent 30 years in retail management including human resources, operations, single and multi-store supervision and non-profit growth. “I am very excited to be a part of an organization that is doing such important work in our community. The opportunity to serve Brevard County families in need is a great honor,” Olson stated.
“We are very proud to have Suzanne as the new ReStore Director,” said Diane Koenig, executive director of Brevard Habitat. “Her education, experience and skills are just what we need to help us fulfill our ReStore goals going forward. We are confident she will help us to achieve our stated vision and mission.”
The Brevard Habitat ReStore is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed on Sundays. Donations of new and gently used appliances, home furnishings and building materials are accepted and welcomed, and ReStore trucks and personnel will gladly pick up from residential and commercial locations by appointment.]]>