CORNWALL — Habitat for Humanity Cornwall & The Counties recently celebrated their ReStore dedication at the new location, 1400 Vincent Massey Dr., Cornwall. The dedication took place on October 2, which is also recognized as World Habitat Day.
Board of Directors Chair, Hank Blasiak, welcomed community members, sponsors, volunteers and City officials. Mr Blasiak noted “the ReStore is integral to building our homes. We recognized the demand in the area for more affordable housing, and this ReStore relocation allows us to do that.”
Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy brought greetings from the City of Cornwall and Council and presented a certificate of recognition. “We are sure your success will grow in this new location,” Mayor O’Shaunnessy remarked while also thanking the many volunteers for their dedication to Habitat for Humanity.
On hand for cheque presentations were ReStore sponsors Cornwall Electric and Desjardins – Caisse Populaire Cornwall. Their contributions under the ‘New Home for Habitat’ effort supported the ReStore relocation endeavor along with many other community supporters.
The relocation of ReStore operations from the previous Bonville store into the City of Cornwall has allowed Habitat to expand to 16,000 square feet. “This new location is vital to increasing visibility, customer traffic, donations and sales,” said Leigh Taggart, Executive Director. “The new ReStore will also support more volunteer programming, co-op and student placements and help our Home Build program thrive.”
In addition to the ReStore relocation, Habitat Cornwall and The Counties have also rebranded from the previous Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley moniker. With this rebranding, they aim to properly reflect the communities they serve.