Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Courtenay.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Courtenay.

Local developer makes major donation to Habitat for Humanity Comox Valley ReStore

Kitchen remodellers have been finding great deals at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, thanks to a local developer.

Pacific Swell Developments, which has multi-unit residential developments in both Courtenay and Comox, donated $89,500 worth of kitchen appliances, counters, faucets and cabinets to Habitat VIN in the hopes of aiding Habitat’s mission to support and provide affordable housing options for local families.

“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to give back to this vibrant community in a meaningful way,” said Rick Browning, co-founder and non-executive chairman of Pacific Swell. “Habitat is the quintessential champion in fostering caring and supportive communities across North America and we very much look forward to future opportunities to do more.”

The products donated by Pacific Swell are being sold to the public through Habitat VIN’s social enterprise, the Comox Valley ReStore, at 1755 13 St. in Courtenay. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are home and building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials donated by both businesses and individuals. Funds generated are used to fund local Habitat for Humanity home building projects.

“We are grateful to have received a donation of this magnitude during such a trying time,” said Kayla Tinga, manager of the Comox Valley ReStore. “This donation, along with the continued support of the Comox Valley community, allows us to continue to plan our upcoming build and further our commitment to Habitat’s mission of building safe, affordable homes.”

The donated items aren’t staying on the shelves long.

“Unfortunately, all the units we received so far have sold,” Tinga. “We will be receiving more units and will probably find out this week when they will arrive.”

The Comox Valley ReStore is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is also an online shopping option at habitatrestorevin.com

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