September 2016 Volunteers: Jeff & Deb Matthaes

What is/was your work experience? Are you now retired?
Jeff: "RN, State of Ohio - 19 years"
Deb: "Secretary, Ashland Inc. - 34 years"

What hobbies do you have and where do you live?
"We live in Powell. We enjoy traveling especially to Walt Disney World, and spending time with our son Matthew and extended family."

What other community activities have you been involved in?
"United Way Community Care Day and Wagons Ho Ho Ho"

What department do you spend the most time in at the ReStore? Do you have other areas that you work in?
Jeff: "Receiving, heavy lifting and helping customers load large items."
Deb: "Receiving and placing items throughout the store.
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How often do you volunteer at the ReStore?
"Saturdays."

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at the ReStore?
"Giving back to the community. Knowing that the money helps build homes for those in need."

The proceeds from the ReStore support the construction activities of Delaware County Habitat for Humanity. A continued source of dedicated volunteers is the life-blood of this organization. What can we do to insure that we are able to continue to find quality, long-term volunteers?
"Word of mouth and social media. We didn't know the ReStore in Delaware County existed until Eileen Watts invited us to the Habitat 25th Anniversary dinner in July 2015 and introduced us to Linda Warren."

Thanks Jeff & Deb! We appreciate all that you do!


July 2016 Volunteer: Dave G.

What is/was your work experience? Are you now retired?
"I am retired, I got to retire early actually! I was a union carpenter."

What hobbies do you have and where do you live?
"I enjoy building/re-building hot rods. I live in Delaware city."

What other community activities have you been involved in?
"I have only been in Delaware for about a year, but in previous years, I used to attend missionary trips/events and volunteered at the food pantry."

What department do you spend the most time in at the ReStore? Do you have other areas that you work in?
"I am mostly in the tool department, but I like helping out anyplace within the store."

How often do you volunteer at the ReStore?
"Roughly 8 hours a week, so 32 hours a month give or take."

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at the ReStore?
"Meeting and helping the people that come in."

The proceeds from the ReStore support the construction activities of Delaware County Habitat for Humanity. A continued source of dedicated volunteers is the life-blood of this organization. What can we do to insure that we are able to continue to find quality, long-term volunteers?
"More advertising throughout the community, in stores and shops."

What changes would you suggest to make the ReStore a better experience for Customers and Volunteers?
"It would be nice if it could be bigger! Maybe building an 'upstairs' office space and gathering spot for volunteers and staff. But, it's pretty great already!"

Do you have anything else that you would like to add?
"I have always enjoyed making a difference. For anyplace I have worked or volunteered at, I walk the extra mile and do what I can to help!"

Thanks Dave! We appreciate all that you do!