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By Theresa Clement, April 1, 2016 1:50 p.m. for Habitat for Humanity International

Spring is here, and DIY makeover ideas are springing up like crazy in my brain.

So when I spied a few rows of wood chairs at the Habitat for Humanity Bucks County ReStore, my DIY day was made. I knew I could turn one of them into a DIY planter for new flowers to liven up my porch.

Some chairs were in pairs but most were singles, and all of them were inexpensive. ..

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image-79d9eb8c74e2f51a620ce96454b985b5f0ffb4fc024c2b63ca3c4eb994aca067-VStarting in May!

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County is pleased to introduce our next Family Partner, the Abuye-Retta family!

Wudasie Retta tackled the home ownership process with Habitat for Humanity the way she tackles everything in life: with prayer, thoughtfulness, diligence and persistence. And, it paid off once again as Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors approved the family’s application for home ownership.

Wudasie and her h..

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A primer on process:

Traverser Court Rehab_Home Dedication_112912 (12)A Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication touches the hearts of the family who will own the home, the volunteers who worked to build or rehab the home and the donors who made it possible through their generous gifts. Home ownership is a significant investment and the Dedication is an opportunity to turn over the key to the home in celebration of all the work that the family, donors and volunteers put into the home.

It all star..

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The Habitat for Humanity Prince William County office has moved.

Habitat for Humanity Prince William County was started in 1994. It’s first offices were in the Manassas Baptist Church. Later, the office moved to a house owned by the Trinity Episcopal Church. In 2004, when the Episcopal Church decided to use the house for another purpose, Habitat opened its first ReStore on Nokesville Road and moved its office into the ReStore space. Two years l..

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camp-signWe’re setting up camp on Saturday!

The Habitat for Humanity offices will be open for business in our temporary camp on the showroom floor of the Manassas ReStore (behind a wall) on Monday, March 21. Since the ReStore is only open on Mondays for donations, not shopping, please visit us on Tuesday – Friday, 9 – 5, or call to coordinate entry into the offices if you’re visiting on a Monday (703-369-6708). We’ll be happy when we’re in our permanent..

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Our thanks to the Prince William Chamber of Commerce for honoring Habitat for Humanity with the Agnes L Colgan Community Service Award for Health & Human Services at their 2016 Excellence in Business Awards ceremony on February 25. Recognition was given for our work last fiscal year to complete 25 projects, repairing homes for 15 families and providing community development services in 10 public areas and neighborhoods. Note was also made of th..

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And that just means new opportunities!

The walls in the back of the ReStore (where our offices will be located) came down last week thanks to our trusty construction volunteers, Arthur Butt, Dave Williams, Al Harris, Jean Schwab and Hao Dinh. We’re on the search for a few things we’ll need to build out the offices, including drywall, an HVAC unit, ductwork, windows, doors, flooring and more. If you are able to donate or have a lead, please cal..

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One doesn’t usually think that their shopping or browsing the Internet could help Habitat for Humanity. But, it can with these two simple methods.

AmazonSmile1) AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to Habitat for Humanity Prince William County when you shop through! A few of our volunteers do this and some of them check in with us once in awhile to see if we’re receiving funds. We are! The quarter from October thro..

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Diana Meiser Grand Opening ManassasDiana Meiser has a career working in Prince William County Supervisor Pete Candland’s office. On the side, she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity! Pictured at left, Diana volunteered at the Manassas ReStore Grand Opening on Saturday, January 30.

Our construction volunteers are asking “What’s Next?” Lots! However, construction volunteering is on a brief hiatus while we get organized to do three major projects: rehab the Central Park Drive home..

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Thank you for shopping us out of the Center Street ReStore. We appreciate your support and can’t wait to celebrate the grand opening of the new location at 10159 Hastings Drive with you!

Looking for a year-end tax deduction? Clean your closets, attic, basement, shed, garage and bring us the items you no longer want or need. Remodeling or redecorating? Bring your old items to us!

We accept new and gently used household items and buildings mat..

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