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A Big thank you

To the editor:

Martin Luther King — A Day On, Not a Day Off! was a huge success for Habitat ReStore thanks to the City of Bloomington, Ivy Tech State College, Jeanne Walters Realty and Hoosier Carpets and Colortile.

The City of Bloomington’s grant of $500 allowed Habitat ReStore to purchase new shelving. The 30-plus Ivy Tech volunteers, headed by Chancellor John Whikehart and Doug Mattick, director of facilities, contributed food and 30 volunteers for six hours on Jan. 21. The volunteers rearranged the showroom, cleared the warehouse and back room, set up and stocked the new shelving and brought rolls of carpet into the ReStore. Jeanne Walters Realty donated the use of a box truck to pick up a donation of carpet from Warehouse Carpet and Hoosier Carpets and Colortile. Volunteers from Ivy Tech supplied the manpower to unload the donated carpets. Proceeds from the sale of the carpets at the ReStore will support Habitat’s future home builds.

Thanks to all the great volunteers who made MLK Day a special day for us at Habitat; together, we do make a difference, and together we can all be a part of building affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County.

- SANDRA CLOTHIER, Bloomington