Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Peru hosts ribbon cutting; opens Saturday

Profits from store will fund Habitat builds, repairs and community projects

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1011 Shooting Park Road, in Peru, hosted its ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon as organizers prepared for their Saturday grand opening.

The store will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 28,000 square foot facility offers visitors the option of new and used furniture, home supplies, lawn care needs and a variety of other building materials.

“This is a home improvement ReStore so all the profits that we get from this store we will be able to fund our other Habitat builds, repairs and community projects,” said Executive Director Sally Van Cura. “Habitat International was helpful. They wanted to see this here and with a great board of directors we worked really hard to get this going.”

The ribbon cutting was conducted by the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and was attended by Van Cura, Habitat for Humanity of La Salle, Bureau and Putnam Counties Board President Dan Fitzgerald and other community leaders from the area.

For donation or volunteer information or to schedule a free pickup of new or “gently used” items call 815-434-2041. All donations are tax deductible. Habitat accepts new and “gently” used building materials and home improvement items.

Jayce Eustice

Covering local government, breaking news and whatever is thrown at me for the La Salle News Tribune