To the Editor:

Since our late December opening, the Shires ReSale Store has been warmly embraced by the Shires area community. . . and Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity, extends a huge thank you. This store fulfills our goal of reducing usable items going into the waste stream and offering products of good value at a fraction of retail prices while increasing Bennington Area Habitat's capacity to help more people in Bennington County meet their housing needs.

We have sold enough that we now have room to receive donations of gently used furniture, building supplies, appliances, tools, home improvement products, selected recreational equipment and more. Donations can be received at the Store during open hours or by calling 802 362-1185 for evaluation and pick up.

The Shires ReSale Store is located at 2012 Route 11-30 traveling east out of Manchester, 1 mile after crossing the RR tracks. We are open Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 1-4. Items can be viewed on our website at www.benningtonareahabitat.com/index. php/shiresresalestore.

Thank you for shopping local,

Ruth Stewart

Dorset