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February 23, 2020

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Chamber gets ReStore update

New name on the way of Ada's Main Street non-profit

Robert Kanzig, ReStore Community Center executive director, updated Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members on the Main Street non-profit organization during the May 15 chamber breakfast at the Ada Public Library.

ReStore, 210 N. Main St., has served Ada and the surrounding communities for almost 13 years. 

Kanzig said that while the center’s board, staff, and volunteers remain as committed as ever to continue serving the area, they will soon be doing so under a new name, and are asking the community’s help in choosing it.

“The ReStore name has served us well,” said Kanzig, “It, for better or worse, has also served Habitat for Humanity well for longer.”

Confusion has always existed between the ReStore and Habitat.  Many in the area do not understand that the center is not affiliated with the nationwide organization.

Where Habitat for Humanity focuses on building houses for lower income individuals, the ReStore has always been about providing a sense of community and spiritual growth to any in the area.  They will remain committed to that mission, as well as continuing with all the programming they are currently running.

The ReStore board wants everyone involved in the center to be part of this process, hence the reason the new name will be decided by a contest. 

Suggestions are being taken now.  Entries can be dropped off at the center, sent via our Facebook site, or called in at 419-558-1015.  A rededication ceremony will be held later this summer/early in the fall and the center’s new name will be announced then.