Habitat for Humanity of the NRV and the New River Valley TimeBank will co-host a day of celebration beginning 9 a.m. Saturday at the ReStore (1675 N. Franklin Street) in Christiansburg.


Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore will celebrate its fifth year at its current location in Christiansburg. The ReStore has become a popular local source for new and used building supplies and home furnishings.

At 11 a.m., the ReStore employees will lead the celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, which will also recognize new inventory item offerings, including never-used Frigidaire appliances that are scratch and dent models and come with a one-year warranty.

Most models have been manufactured in the last year and are energy efficient. Other new items include flooring and ReColor Paint (a 100 percent recycled brand of paint.)

The ribbon cutting will coincide with a Repair Café, co-hosted with the New River Valley TimeBank, which will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Volunteer repair technicians will offer free repairs to small appliances, furniture, computers, clothing, knife and tool sharpening and plant diagnosis/re-potting. Residents may bring up to three items for repair.

Local high schoolers from Robotics Team 401 will be at this event with a demonstration of one of their designs to entertain children and adults.

During the Repair Café, Habitat for Humanity and the TimeBank will be offering information on their latest collaboration, a new Tool Lending Library. This…



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