A hefty donation has gone a long way in filling the shelves for Starke/Pulaski Habitat for Humanity, as Steve Morrison of Habitat told WKVI that Alco is donating nearly $40,000 worth of hardware to the organization. Morrison explained that Alco is changing their hardware supplier, so any hardware they have in stock is being donated to Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat cleaned out the Alco store in Winamac on Wednesday, and Morrison said the retail sales amount of donated items came out to approximately $22,000 – a large donation to the organization that seeks to build simple, decent, and affordable housing for people in need. Today, Morrison said Habitat will be taking items from the Knox Alco store, where he expects about $16,000 worth of inventory to be donated to the organization.
“It’s a great opportunity, and Alco has really been a blessing to us in providing these things, and of course, Alco – as far as some of their employees and management – they’re active in their local Habitats too, as far as helping to work and so forth. It’s really been great – it’s going to be a great project for us,” said Morrison.
Morrison said the business is donating paint, brushes, town rods, and any items that can possibly be used to construct a Habitat home, or even sold at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore for income.
Other Habitat for Humanity organizations in Jasper and White counties are also receiving items from their local Alco stores. Morrison said he was contacted by the manager of the Knox Alco store toward the end of February, and before he knew it, the organization was piling up their storage area with donated items from the stores.