Habitat for Humanity set to open ReStore in Jenks
Green Country Habitat for Humanity is expanding to the Jenks area with another ReStore Home Improvement Outlet.
The ReStore is scheduled to open its doors to the public toward the end of February or early March. It will be the second of its kind in the metro area with the other one located in Tulsa.
Green Country Habitat for Humanity Chief Executive Officer Cameron Walker said the ReStore Home Improvement Outlet is a hidden gem and a need was identified in the southern part of Tulsa County.
“As we installed an electronic point of sale system several years ago, we started seeing zip codes of our customers and what we were seeing was a lot of south Tulsa, Jenks and even as far out as Glenpool and Sapulpa, so when we were looking to expand, we broadened our search, and we were fortunate to come across the building there on Main Street. It fits our purposes. For what we do, we are a little bit more utilitarian, it fits our needs. It is a great space.”
The new Jenks location will be at 3014 W. Main St. It will contain furniture, paint, appliances, cabinets, flooring, and tools.
“We are very excited to come out there,” Walker said. “The donations, as well, are a big piece of this. Obviously, the median household income in Jenks is slightly higher than it is in Tulsa. We know there is a large density of housing and people, so we hope to gain a lot of new donors on the furniture and appliance side and a lot of new shoppers who are out looking for a new bargain.”
Walker said there are numerous ways to donate to the ReStore.
“You can call our main line at 918-359-5555 and schedule a pickup. You can also do that electronically on our website. Also, anytime we are open, people are welcome to drop by and one of our associates will be happy to help them unload it and give them a donation receipt for tax purposes.”
Walker said there is another service called the “deconstruction program” for people who are remodeling their homes.
“We have builders and remodelers who work with us and what we will do is our crew will go into the home at no cost and we will remove cabinets, appliances, furniture, and fixtures. It ends up saving the homeowner some money in the remodeling and they still get the benefit of it being a charitable donation. For us, most often, we can turn around, clean up and sell to someone else and provide a new home for it.”
The ReStore hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Jenks-based location will be the largest ReStore in the area.
“We knew we wanted a location that had a lot of visibility,” Walker said. “We were very fortunate that building was up for lease. We are excited about the future of that area. There is a hotel immediately to the west of us under construction now. There is some new construction to the east of the property, so we think this will eventually be a thriving retail corridor. For us, to get there at the beginning is exciting because ultimately, that is going to be a thriving area and we are happy to be a part of it.”
Proceeds from ReStore-Jenks support Green Country Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building and providing access to affordable housing.