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Habitat for Humanity turning old Troeg's facility into re-store

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area will be taking over the old Troeg's Brewery facility in Harrisburg.

They've secured a lease on the building at 800 Paxton Street to use it as a re-store.

"It's perfectly located between the East and West shores. It's great access from anybody here in central PA," said Habitat's Mark Mattern. "And there's plenty of space. We need plenty of space because we're going to have a lot of items."

A lot of home improvement items that is. A re-store is kind of like a cross between Goodwill and Home Depot. They will accept and welcome donated items from your home that you may not need anymore, but might be too good to throw out; like tiling, cabinets, furniture and windows.

"We turn them around," said Mattern. "We put them in the store, other people come in. They have another use for it and they'll buy those and the proceeds that we make goes toward our mission and Habitat's mission is to eliminate poverty housing."

Mattern said they just opened three homes for three families in Harrisburg, but they are also working on 8-11 critical home repair project to allow residents to stay in their current homes.

"If you're in a low-income area, and you can't fix your home and there's water coming through, it's a dangerous situation, Habitat's going to come out and help fix that and that's what we're doing here in central Pennsylvania," he said.

As far as the newly leased facility, there is still a lot of work to be done. They plan on having the store ready for business in about 60 days.

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