RICHMOND, Virginia, Saturday August 18, 2018, Upsilon Nu Chapter came out to support the Richmond Habitat ReStore. Upsilon has partnered with ReStore and comes out quarterly to offer support. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.
Fourteen homes have been built in the Richmond, Virginia area in 2017, using supplies purchased and donated to the Richmond, Virginia Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Based on the current building pace, that number will be higher this year. One would be amazed by the size of the facility in Richmond, Virginia. Countless shelves and isles of goods needing to be cataloged and inventory stored. During the course of the day the Brothers of Upsilon Nu moved pallets and unloaded trucks.
In the past we have been on-site to assist in building homes, but we have found that our efforts go a lot further and provide more value when we work with ReStore, that does not preclude Brothers from working at home building sites if they elected to do so.
Many times, the community thinks only of the home building component when they hear Habitat for Humanity. Working in the ReStore gave some of us a new reality about the other components of this tremendous program.
Last year the efforts of Upsilon Nu and the total hours provided greatly assisted the Brown family to gain a home of their own. “These donations of hours toward helping families realize their dreams of home ownership is something we take pride in doing. I am very proud of the participation from the chapter in this program and we look forward to our continued partnership,” stated Chapter Basileus Michael Swain.
Submitted by Bro. Michael Edwards Pictures by Bro. Michael Swain