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Rudy's Hosts Habitat For Humanity Luncheon

Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteers ring in the holiday at Rudy's Mexican Grill in Grayslake.

Habitat for Humanity Lake County celebrated its ReStore staff and volunteers with an appreciation lunch at Rudy's Mexican Grill in Grayslake.   

People like Paul Swan and Bob Coon, who volunteer for Habitat every Wednesday, were thanked for their dedication. They, along with a group of about 15 volunteers, were recognized. 

"We are so appreciative of their efforts to support Habitat," said Katie Janak of Habitat.

Rudy Garza, owner of , said he was happy to help by donating the lunches for the volunteers.

Janak said they decided to go to Rudy's because their Volunteer Coordinator Lissa Kurtz is a loyal Rudy's customer. She reached out to Garza to see if he would support Habitat. He did.

"Rudy was amazing and provided all our of volunteers from the ReStore with lunch," said Janak.

Habitat for Humanity Lake County is a Christian housing ministry. It helps build, rehab and repair homes for families in need, with the participation of families in need. The end result is decent, affordable, healthy housing that also empowers families to help themselves.  

HFHLC builds partnerships with diverse members of the community which break down the walls that divide and builds a sense of community among all people.  HFHLC seeks to make our affordable housing effort a matter of conscience and action.  

HFHLC is always looking for volunteers and donations of money and these items:

Administration 
Your donation helps us tell our story and support our families: 
• Video camera 
• DVD player 
• Quality computers
• Digital camera 
• New roof for office 
• Server

ReStore 
Your donation helps purchases go further to build more homes: 
• Video camera 
• Tape measures 10’ 
• Quality computers
• Digital camera 
• Heavy duty racking 
• Commercial door mats
• New roof 
• Advertising opportunities

Construction 
Your donation helps keep our tool truck stocked. You can bring them when you volunteer or drop them off at another time. 
• Hammers (20 oz)
• Paint roller covers
• Retractable blade/metal utility knives (good quality)
• Cats Paws (nail pullers) 
• Chalk lines 
• Brooms (push & household)
• Tape Measures (25 ft.)
• Phillips head screwdrivers 
• Heavy-duty yellow rubber work boots – sizes 12-15
• Pencils (carpenter)
• Yellow-handled tin snips for siding 
• Home improvement centers gift cards 
• Paper cups 
• Toilet Paper

Habitat's ReStore has three main goals:

  1. To financially support Habitat for Humanity Lake County. Funds generated by the ReStore offset the administrative costs of the affiliate, ensuring that "donation dollars" directly fund the building and improvement of decent, affordable housing for hard-working Lake County families in need.
  2. To act as a steward for the environment. By accepting and then selling donated excess building materials, the ReStore diverts tons of quality material from landfills every year.
  3. To provide low-cost building materials, appliances and home goods to the community. Thousands of ReStore customers can afford to make improvements to their homes and businesses, raising property values and benefiting the entire community.  

ReStore is located at 3545 Grand Ave in Gurnee. Hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.habitatlc.org.

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