Wiregrass Newsroom: Big sales at Habitat's Restore shop - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Wiregrass Newsroom: Big sales at Habitat's Restore shop

Dothan, AL (WSFA) -- Leisa Richards is a regular at Habitat for Humanity's Restore shop.

"I love the Restore.  I go everyday!" says Richards.

Not only are the discounted goods easier on her wallet right now, but it's a chance for her to find...

"Treasures! You never know what you're gonna find when you get there!" she says.

Richards, who owns Ronnie's Paint and Body shop next to Habitat for Humanity, says her office is filled with treasures from next door.

"I bought the countertop from Habitat. I bought the chairs, the tables, the bookcase."

She's just one of the many people taking advantage of what directors say is a world of remodeling possibilities.

"We have our building materials like windows and doors, and sinks and cabinets," says Materials Procurement manager, Paitra Patterson. 

From sinks to wallpaper, Habitat directors say sales doubled from the end of December to the end of January. And it's the largest increase they've ever seen.

"People are looking at ways to still rehabilitate their homes at a discounted price. Unfortunately the economy is like it is, but at least we can provide families a way to still get things done in their homes," says Patterson. 

And for Habitat, money in the register goes straight towards their goal of eight new homes in 2009.

That's why Leisa says everyone should visit.

"It helps other people if you spend your money there. Somebody else can get a home."

It's a restoration station, and a chance to give back.

Reporter: Melissa McKinney

  • NewsMore>>

  • Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Macron resists Trump's 'America first' in speech to Congress

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-04-25 15:30:41 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:42 AM EDT2018-04-26 07:42:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he is introduced before speaking to a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.More >>
    French President Emmanuel Macron extolled the "special bond" between the United States and France during his speech in front of a joint meeting of Congress.More >>
  • Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:39 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:41 AM EDT2018-04-26 07:41:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, left, talks to reporters about the arrest Joesph James DeAngelo, seen in photo, on suspicion of committing a string of violent crimes in the 1970's and 1980's after a news conference. ...

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>

    The suspected Golden State Killer became less prolific but deadlier after losing his job as a police officer.

    More >>
  • Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed

    Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsed

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-04-26 01:28:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 26 2018 3:41 AM EDT2018-04-26 07:41:34 GMT
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently announced an end to the nation’s nuclear testing. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

    More >>

    A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly