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November 7, 2013

New store helps support Habitat agency

Building supplies, flooring and equipment offered at discounted prices

ANDERSON, Ind. — One of the city’s newest stores not only features bargains for those looking to remodel their home, it also supports new home ownership in the county.

Today, the Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, is celebrating a grand opening for its Re-Sale Store, 800 E. 19th St.

The store, which sells donated building supplies, lighting, tools and appliances, has been open since May with a limited inventory. Karl Graddy, executive director of the Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, says now that donations have increased they are ready to invite the public in for an official opening.

“It took awhile to get enough stuff,” he said of their inventory. “We are not that big, but we did sell over $3,000 in the month of September.”

Graddy said the items donated are tax deductible and all proceeds generated from the store go back into supporting the local organization.

“Sometimes people just want to change their style or move and they donate items,” Graddy said. “We are selling at 15 to 20 percent of what you would pay for things if they were new.”

Carl Caldwell, a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, said he volunteers 20 to 25 hours a week with the nonprofit Christian organization. The new store now consumes more than half of those volunteer hours.

“The more we get in and the more we sell allows us to build more frequently,” said Caldwell. “It helps us, helps to get our name out and it’s been a great thing to do.

“We are seeing an increased amount of traffic weekly,” he said. “And at this point, it has all been word of mouth.”

That’s not to say Caldwell hasn’t been creative in bringing new business into the store.

“We have been using Craigslist to help sell items,” Caldwell said. “It’s amazing the number of email responses I get about our hours or to describe the item. It’s been very successful.”

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