Working to Ensure Everyone Has a Decent Place to Live

Affordable housing being so scarce in so many communities these days makes the Weber Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 3111 Wall Ave in Ogden, Utah, a phenomenal local resource for those needing a decent place to live.

Wendy Vinhage, who oversees the organization as its executive director, said, “The calls for help keep coming in every day.” Daily operations are run by her manager, Mathew Farmer.

Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations who’ve been helping people fix their homes for 30 years across the country.

“It’s a home improvement thrift store, and all profits support affordable home ownership,” Wendy said.

If your home needs repairs, be sure to check the Habitat ReStore Facebook page to hear about the next 50% off Saturday sale. By sharing email addresses, customers can also receive a 10% discount on whatever they purchase that day.

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and donations are accepted on the same days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Affordable home ownership is the biggest issue I have seen in my nonprofit work, and it’s the number-one way people will be stable. I truly believe everyone should have the opportunity to achieve that stability and build equity. That’s what gets me up in the morning.”

When land prices are more reasonable, Wendy described that Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties plan on keeping low-income families in their homes with the development of a home exterior fixing program, which will provide everything from new roofs and painting to wheelchair ramps and porches.

Skilled volunteers and materials are always needed. If you’re a person with a mind to donate your time, resources, or connections, contact Wendy at

(814) 470 1278 •

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