ReStories

The story of Alyssa Albert begins in Vancouver, Washington, where she was born in historic St. Joseph's Hospital. Her life has flowed through a series of waves and currents that led her to the doors of Habitat for Humanity Store in Vancouver  seven months ago as store manager.

DIYers and paint contractors have been stocking up on Visions Paints. Who can blame them? Not only has Visions Recycling been re-manufacturing paint for over 17 years, but the shades are also pretty spectacular.

One of the newest faces at the ReStore belongs to Megan Conaboy. Megan grew up in a small town outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania, then earned a degree in athletic training/sports medicine from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

They own the largest children's resale store in the Pacific NW, and when they recently upgraded their location, Dawn and Misty swung by the Washington County ReStore to donate extra cash wraps and clothing racks. 

 Why The ReStore?

He won the lottery.

That says a lot about how fortunate Temesgen Terfassa is. Add to his happiness his wife, Chaltu Tumsa, their  three-year-old daughter, Sibrat, and their one-year old son, Keol. But let's go back to that lottery.

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Julie Carter believes in fate.

Could it have led her to The ReStore?

Malynnda Harwood is proof that it does get better. You can find yourself again.

“It’s scary.” she explained, “because I had all the support, I had a good life and still…” —And still she lost her way.

In the back room of the Clark County Habitat Store, Chuck Johnson and a team of volunteers resuscitate neglected, sometimes crusty, power tools and equipment and make them hum again.

Volunteering is something Chuck first learned to love as a young boy.

Family is what drives Josh LaVille, but the cogs in his head are powered by art, music and creativity.

The trials in Kelly Anderson’s life have only served to make her stronger.

Joe Connell is ending his 12-year tenure at the Habitat ReStore with a quote from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.' It's apropos for Joe, whose last day is September 22.

Shadanny Lagunas, Jenny Hoang, Sead Mohammed and Daniel Dynes are four of the more than 30 high school students who worked at ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Gresham through SummerWorks, a program partially funded by the US Department of Labor. The program teaches students job and career prep

Shoppers at the Washington County ReStore have come to know Raytonia McIntyre—and often ask for her by name. She takes pleasure in helping others - it’s one of the great joys of her life.

Fair warning: This is not a happy story, but guess what - it’s far from over and it’s looking more and more like there will be a happy ending after all because our hero, well, she’s indomitable.

HER STORY

Thanh Nguyen has a plan. Crafted on a random piece of paper at a Habitat build site, this plan is his future...and it's a great one.

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