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Arpin Group Donates 18,000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse to Habitat for Humanity

November 25, 2014

Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, which builds affordable homes for needy families, raises much of its funds through the sale of donated furniture and housewares from its resale store, called the “Habitat ReStore.” However, until now the organization has had to lease storage space to house its extra inventory. Not anymore.

“We are overjoyed by Arpin Group’s donation of this warehouse,” said Scott Turner, executive director of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity. “We receive many donations of furniture and appliances, especially around the holidays, and now we can finally store these items in our own warehouse, without the need to lease the space. The thousands of dollars we will save each year will go directly toward our mission to provide affordable housing for families with low incomes.”

“As we were considering options for this warehouse, we determine that its best and highest use was to donate it to Habitat for Humanity,” said David Arpin, president and CEO of Arpin Group. “This way they can put it to immediate use and further the outstanding charitable work they are doing in the local community.”

Hardin County Habitat for Humanity builds about four family homes per year. A family selection committee interviews low income applicants and selects a family to receive a zero interest mortgage on the home. Single mothers account for about 75% of the applicants. The prospective homeowners are required to take a 10-week financial training class and provide 250 hours of service to aid in the construction of their new home. For more information about Habit’s mission and services, visit http://www.hardinhabitat.com/

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