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Joe Connell: 'So long, and thanks for all the fish!'

Joe Connell is ending his 12-year tenure at the Habitat ReStore with a quote from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.' It's apropos for Joe, whose last day is September 22. He's heading back home to Maine for his next adventure. Before we speculate on what that might be, let's take a look at Joe's ReStore legacy as vice president of retail operations for Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro East...

Habitat ReStore hit by auto theft

  Salvage Service deconstruction truck stolen from premises. August 15, 2017 (PORTLAND, Ore.) – Last weekend the Salvage Service pickup truck was stolen from the ReStore support offices parking lot on NE Marx Street. The truck was used to haul tools and materials from deconstruction sites to ReStores in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham and Vancouver. "It's all very disappointing," said...

Coulda, shoulda...did: Pam Israel's path to Guatemala

No birth certificate, no passport - but when Pam Israel was offered to take up a vacated slot on a Evergreen Habitat Global Village trip to Guatemala, she jumped! It was a coincidence that only two days prior to the offer, Pam had been thinking she needed to do to step out of her comfort zone. "I don't want to get to the end of my life and go, 'Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda,'" Pam said. "I need...

IRN Partnership: Committed to community

This month's IRN donation consisted of some beautiful cushioned chairs, several brown and red leather couches, lots of fun retro chairs and stools, and over 150 cool metal employee lockers. Find the lockers at Habitat ReStores in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham and Vancouver. We love them because they are great versatile organizers.  You can use them in a guest room, mud room, laundry room...

Now open in Gresham

Our newest ReStore at the corner of NE 181st Avenue and NE Glisan in Gresham is the largest one in the Northwest. There are more than 27,000 square feet for you to browse affordable furniture, building materials, lighting, housewares, windows, doors, sinks, hardware, tile...and just about anything else you could imagine needing for your next home improvement project.  Of course...

'Silly' dream comes true for Eyerusalem

Written by Erin Maxey, homeowner services manager, Willamette West Habitat for Humanity As a young woman in Ethiopia, Eyerusalem dreamed of owning a little store, but was told by many it was a silly dream.  For a single woman to achieve such a thing in Ethiopia would be almost impossible. Women have few opportunities in Ethiopia.  Most women do not get an education, women who are...

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