This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity ReStore will expand and continue to help local families, store director Michael Straughn said.

The ReStore offices will move to the vacant Hiram Young Elementary building next door. The old school building, vacant for 60 years, will be put to use as a community center, Straughn said.

“It will allow us to expand the size of our restore, and the need is really there,” he said.

The ReStore takes donations including building materials, furniture and appliances and sells them to the public. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.

He said the store needs more space due to the large amount of donations it receives.

“The local community actually drives that,” he said. “The ReStores generally have a very high popularity. People just keep coming and the donations keep coming.”

To find out more about the ReStore in Independence, Mo., click here.