Jayhawks Chip in at Habitat for Humanity ReStore

April 15, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Prior to playing their last home tournament of the spring season, six Jayhawk volleyball players spent Friday afternoon helping out at Lawrence’s Habitat For Humanity ReStore.habitat

Erin McNorton, Amy Wehrs, Kara Wehrs, Catherine Carmichael, Chelsea Albers and Tiana Dockery headed over to Connecticut Street in East Lawrence to spend a few hours at the Habitat ReStore warehouse.

While there, the volleyball crew painted doors, stacked flooring and helped lift and arrange heavy materials to assist as they organized the workspace. The added efficiency helps the Lawrence facility provide more services to the local Habitat affiliate.

“They make getting together and doing projects like that a lot of fun, plus it’s also helping people so it’s really good to see for several reasons,” head coach Ray Bechard said. “The mission there is a very good one so I’m glad they could help out a little bit.”

The ReStore Mission
A Habitat ReStore is a facility that supports the services provided by its local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. The income generated from the project goes specifically toward expanding the building program of the local Habitat affiliate.

ReStores recycle overstocked, discontinued, new, and used building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. These donated items are sold to the public or used in construction of Habitat houses. All revenue from sales goes to the local affiliate in support of its building program

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The Jayhawks will wrap up their spring tournament season on April 20 at Arkansas.

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