Anonymous Donor Gives $25,000 to Replace Leaking Roof at Habitat ReStore in Williamston

Sept. 8, 2021

Habitat for Humanity Capital Region has received a gift of $25,000 from an anonymous donor to replace the roof of the Habitat ReStore in Williamston, Michigan.

This donation has covered the cost of the roof replacement entirely, allowing the Habitat ReStore to avoid further damage to inventory from the leaking roof and to continue retail operations, which provide funding for affordable housing and repair programs in the capital region.

“We are so grateful for this incredible support and generosity. Replacing the ReStore roof is equivalent to putting your own oxygen mask on first - it is essential to continue not only ReStore operations, but also operations of our programs,” said Vicki Hamilton-Allen, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Capital Region. “The Habitat ReStores provide a sustainable revenue source for the organization which allows us to serve more households through our Homeownership, Critical Home Repair, and Ramp Programs,” said Hamilton-Allen.

The store staff are grateful too. The leaking roof had been causing disruption in their operations for over 5 years. There were several short-term fixes and repairs made over that time, but this spring it was determined that a full roof replacement was necessary. “It relieves the worry that we would feel every time it rained, and allows us to use our entire space again. It feels good to know that someone has really looked after us,” said Williamston ReStore team member, Ron Fuller.