LAYTON — Do-it-yourselfers, those in search of a good buy and others looking for a new restoration project will soon have another locale to scour.

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties is opening another second-hand store, the Davis ReStore in Layton, which will join the existing Ogden shop, the Weber ReStore.

The new business, at 859 W. Hill Field Road, opens at 10 a.m. April 16 and grand-opening activities will go until noon.

"We want a presence in both counties so we can help people in both counties," said Jeannie Gamble, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties.

Aside from giving the public another place to get tools, building materials, furniture and more, ReStores, staffed by volunteers, provide Habitat for Humanity with additional income to fund its varied initiatives. The organization's chief aim is to provide housing for the working poor and low-income people and to help those in need with home repair projects.

ReStores "put money back into the community. When you shop there, you are helping improve your community," said Dakota Taylor, marketing director for the local Habitat.  

Gamble said ReStores have broad appeal, to the general public, artistic types looking for a piece of furniture to restore and more. The goods for sale at the nonprofit outlets — cabinets, unused paint, lighting and more — are donated from contractors and others who no longer need them. 

"It's like a Home Depot or Lowe's, plus furniture," said Gamble.

The new ReStore has already received plenty of donations, Gamble said, and many have already dropped by asking questions. It's housed in the former site of a trampoline park and contains some 26,000 square feet of space—bigger than the 20,000-square-foot Ogden operation at 3111 Wall Ave., which opened on Oct 28, 2016.

Normal operating hours of the new Davis ReStore  will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Donations are currently being accepted at the new Layton location. Call 801-393-3287 for more information. The ReStores rely on volunteers and to offer your services, call 801-475-9221 or email vol@habitatwd.org for more information.

Locally, Habitat for Humanity has helped several families acquire homes via no-interest loans. It has an initiative in Ogden to rehab homes in part of the city's older central core and group leaders are mulling a tiny home initiative.

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