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Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity opens new campus Operations consolidate in Village of Bellevue

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The Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity held a ribbon cutting and grand opening Tuesday for its new campus, including its new ReStore, which sells donated household goods, furniture and building materials.

GRAEF provided the civil engineering, landscape architecture and land surveying for the new campus, which replaces the organization’s previous divided locations in Green Bay and Ashwaubenon.

“We now have a spacious, convenient ReStore for shoppers and those coming to donate new and gently used furniture, home-improvement goods and building materials,” said Cora Haltaufderheid, executive director of the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity. “This expansion enables us to carry on our long-term sustainability and momentum of building more Habitat homes and serving more families.”

Now in its 33rd year of fulfilling a Christian mission of building homes, communities and hope, the Green Bay Habitat for Humanity purchased the former Van Lanen Inc. building in July.

When complete, the campus will span 35,000 square feet on the 3.5-acre site. Phase one of the project includes the 24,000-square-foot ReStore. Phase two, which will include the adjoining affiliate offices, is expected to be completed in March of 2020.

Habitat for Humanity is nearing completion of its capital campaign for the project, having raised $3.2 million of the $3.5 million goal.

“It was a lot of hard work, all possible with dedicated volunteers with a passion for Habitat,” said Maureen Meinhardt, director of the ReStore. “We had volunteers who packed and moved product, built fixtures and designed the merchandise preparation and metal recycling areas. We are truly blessed to work in this community with such caring individuals who give so selflessly of their time and talents.”

“We have a longstanding philosophy and tradition at Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity of helping families revitalize their lives with a hand up, not a handout,” Haltaufderheid said.