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Richmond Habitat ReStore donates Friday sales to help those affected by tornadoes in Oklahoma
Richmond, VA (May 22, 2013) — In the wake of the devastating tornados that hit Oklahoma on Monday afternoon and destroyed 2,400 homes and impacted over 10,000 people, the Richmond Habitat for Humanity ReStore is ready and willing to do something about it. This Friday, May 24th, the Richmond Habitat ReStore will donate all proceeds from sales that day directly to the Red Cross to help victims affected by the tornados.
“As the retail operation for a local nonprofit, we understand the importance of giving back to our community. The devastationthat was caused this week is tremendous and they need all the help they canget. This is the least we can do,” said Stephen Wilson, Vice President of Retail Operations at the Richmond Habitat ReStore, “We invite the Richmond community to join us in giving back this Friday by shopping at our store or donating funds towards the cause.”
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity has also agreed to match the amount raised by the ReStore to send to Red Cross.
“If we were in an area affected by such tragic events, we are sure other nonprofit organizations would reach out to help us,” said Nancy Melton, Vice President of Development and Marketing, “We just want to do what we can and let them know they are not alone during this devastating time.”
Several Habitat for Humanity ReStores throughout the country will also join in support of the victims in Oklahoma by donating their Friday proceeds.
The Richmond Habitat ReStore is located at 1901 Roane Street, Richmond, VA 23222 and will be open 9AM until 5:30PM on Friday, May 24th. They sell new and used building materials, appliances, furniture, and other home improvement items.
About Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1986, Richmond Habitat has served more than 313 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to helpfamilies improve their living conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.richmondhabitat.org, or follow us atwww.facebook.com/habitatrva or at www.twitter.com/habitatrva.