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Hard times for Habitat for Humanity; public support asked

ReStore is open Tuesday through Saturday.

COVID-19 caused the world to stand still, and Gloucester was no exception. In March many businesses and organizations closed their doors. Included was the Habitat for Humanity for Gloucester-Mathews.

The nonprofit builds and repairs houses for those in need. It also operates the ReStore—a thrift store that provides a resource to those looking for business supplies, with proceeds directly supporting the nonprofit—located in White Marsh Shopping Center.

Habitat for Humanity closed the ReStore and put all events and projects on hold because of the coronavirus. The full stop they experienced has now put them in dire straits. After reopening on May 15, the organization is still feeling the effects.

Board member Mike Davis said the store was down $12,000 in May alone. Each year it needs to make $60,000 to cover the cost of overhead.

“This a plea to the community,” said Davis.

Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews is asking for...

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