CANTON (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – When someone offers to donate an entire hotel’s worth of furniture to your organization, you accept it. Even if there isn’t a clear plan as to how everything will be transported.
At least that was the case a few weeks ago when the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village donated all the furniture inside of the recently purchased McKinley Grand to the local Habitat for Humanity.
“We say yes and then we operate,” Habitat for Humanity Director of Development Aaron Brown said. “Something like this normally doesn’t come along.”
Just two weeks after the large donation was announced the organization has not only formulated a plan to make sure everything is transported to their ReStore located on 1400 Raff Rd SW, but executed the plan as well.
Brown says the last pieces of the donated furniture were moved out today, which is a week ahead of schedule. He was sure to give credit to the city that gave free parking to those assisting with the move, the Hall of fame village who provided lunch every day and of course the hundreds of volunteers who dropped everything to get the job done.
“It takes a lot of people to do this,” says Brown. “Without the people in our community, this could not have been done.”
The next step is now organizing. In order to do that the resale store will be closed from Thursday to Saturday next week. When it opens back up, all the items will be for sale, for a good cause.