Habitat for Humanity opened its fourth ReStore on June 15th in Gresham. According to Joe Connell, Portland Metro ReStore Manager, the 27,500-square-foot store is Habitat for Humanity's largest store west of Denver and north of San Francisco.
According to Steve Massinetti, Portland Metro Habitat Executive Director, the opening of the new store will allow Habitat for Humanity to deepen its commitment to East County. “We will build 14 houses in the coming year right here in Gresham as a result of this new store.”
Located on NE 181st, the new ReStore occupies a box store that has not been occupied in more than ten years. “We are hopeful that the new store will help stimulate the local economy in a sustainable way,” said Joe Connell.
In an effort to add some sustainable character to an otherwise uninteresting box store, the ReBuilding Center donated 350 8 foot 2”x4”s to the project, which were built into beautiful walls that now adorn the space. The ReBuilding Center congratulates ReStore on its newest home in Gresham and continuing to promote a culture of reuse!