NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2024) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has nearly completed an extensive renovation of its North Fort Myers ReStore, which was damaged during Hurricane Ian in September 2022.
Prior to its grand reopening set for Feb. 2, the Habitat ReStore is seeking the community’s support to help replenish its North Fort Myers warehouse with donations of new and gently used items.
“We can’t wait to reopen our doors and welcome back our dedicated customers and supporters in North Fort Myers,” said Becky Lucas, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “As we approach the finish line of our reconstruction efforts, every donation brings us one step closer to continuing our mission of building decent and affordable homes. Together, we can rebuild stronger than before and continue to make a difference in the lives of many.”
As one of the largest thrift stores in Lee County, the North Fort Myers ReStore features more than 29,000 square feet of space and serves the community by selling donated household items and building materials to help fund Habitat for Humanity’s home building efforts in Lee and Hendry Counties. However, catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Ian left the store with a severely damaged roof, flooding and a complete loss of merchandise. After extensive rehabilitation, the ReStore is nearing completion of its restoration.
The North Fort Myers ReStore is actively seeking donations, such as furniture for living rooms, bedrooms, dining areas and patios, as well as household appliances, building supplies and home decor. Every contribution is vital as the store rebuilds its once-flourishing inventory. For a list of accepted donation items, visit Habitat4Humanity.org/accepted-donation-items.
Community members are encouraged to bring donated items to any of the four ReStore locations in Lee County, including:
• North Fort Myers ReStore – 31 Willis Road, North Fort Myers, 33917
• Bonita Springs ReStore – 9080 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, 34135
• South Fort Myers ReStore – 16133 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, 33908
• McGregor ReStore – 15271 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 33908
Qualified items can be dropped off at ReStore locations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information or to schedule a large donation pickup, visit ReStoreLee.org or call 239-652-0388.
About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is a faith-based private nonprofit serving families with a housing need willing to partner. As a developer, builder, mortgage lender, housing counseling agency, retail operator and hurricane recovery organization, Habitat partners with families to build, improve or retain places to call home. Since 1982, Habitat has partnered with more than 1,800 families to help them achieve their dream of affordable homeownership. In addition to putting in 300 hours of sweat equity into building their own homes, Habitat Homebuyers contribute to their closing costs, attend more than 20 hours of financial education classes, and pay an affordable mortgage set at no more than 30% of their monthly income. Through volunteering and providing financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry County families achieve strength, stability, and independence. For more information, visit Habitat4Humanity.org.