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New Sherman home store has higher purpose

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A board-sawing ceremony signaled the grand opening of Sherman's new Habitat for Humanity ReStore. (KTEN) A board-sawing ceremony signaled the grand opening of Sherman's new Habitat for Humanity ReStore. (KTEN)
Appliances are part of the product mix at the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Sherman. (KTEN) Appliances are part of the product mix at the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Sherman. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County celebrated the opening of its new ReStore in Sherman on Thursday morning.

The organization, a nonprofit housing ministry that aims to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness, sells donated new and used furniture, building materials and appliances the ReStore to fund its home-building efforts.

"We are so excited we can hardly stand it!" said Habitat for Humanity executive director Laurie Mealy.

The traditional ribbon-cutting was replaced with a board-sawing ceremony to celebrate the spirit and purpose of the store, which joins about 900 other Habitat for Humanity resale outlets in the United States.

Funds generated by the ReStore will help Habitat build more homes for families in need across Texoma.

"There is a huge need for affordable housing in this community," Mealy said. "This is the way that we're going to be able to continue to afford to build homes for people who need them and charge them an affordable price."

The ReStore, located at 3822 North Frisco Road, is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Habitat for Humanity also accepts donations and is looking for volunteers. Call 903-327-3204 for more information.

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