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Local Habitat is building homes in Gladwin and West Branch for community families

West Branch Habitat for Humanity – Is a nonprofit organization.

West Branch – The beginning; Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. 

Gladwin/Ogemaw Habitat for Humanity ReStores have two locations:

  • West Branch – 116 S. 5th St. West Branch, MI 48661
  • Beaverton – 117 W. Brown St. Beaverton, MI 48612

Dianna Rickord is the manager of the West Branch Restore, in West Branch Michigan with two full time and one part-time employees; Baylee Schlagel, Robert Tripp, and Patrick Holcomb.

There is one volunteer, but their door is open to anyone who would like to join for a worthy cause for the community. If you have special skills that you want to share, they would like to hear from you. 

Dianna said, “We just finished our first house, the first in many years, to the proud owners in our Gladwin community. Then we started another house in Gladwin that will be finished this fall. Coming in the spring of 2020 located in West Branch, on Second Street, we are starting a new home.”

The restore has new box springs and mattress, rugs, flooring, Urban Lumber, paint by Ecotone (15 colors), they even have a paint shaker, and most supplies for your painting needs.

Dianna says, “We are blessed with many more Donations from the community; the donations have increased not only in amounts of being donated but high-end items we can sell to our customers at great prices. Which helps us to build homes for the communities’ citizens that are in Gladwin and Ogemaw Counties. We pick up large item donations. Just call to schedule a pickup time.”

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