ReStore Earth Day celebration planned

PARKERSBURG – “There are many ways to recycle,” according to Wood County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager Greg Halterman, “and we are celebrating Earth Day by making it easy for people to recycle their unneeded household items.”

On Saturday, the ReStore truck will be in the parking lot at the corner of Eighth and Market streets, as part of the Parkersburg Art Center’s “Every Day Should Be Earth Day” celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be accepting donations of new or gently used construction and household materials, including items used in building, remodeling and redecorating.

“We can use anything from spare lumber to couches, washers to comforter sets,” said Halterman.

Donors will receive a tax form for use in deducting the donation on income taxes, and all items will be sold in the Seventh Street ReStore in Parkersburg to benefit the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

“This is a great way to do some spring cleaning and help others in need at the same time,” he said. The store, next to Hardee’s, does not accept clothing items, but nearly everything used in a household will be accepted at the ReStore.

The organization will be set up inside the art center with a display, in addition to collecting outside in the truck.