Women's Hoops Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity ReStore
July 22, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. -For the third time this summer, the East Carolina women's basketball team has spent their time volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Greenville. Over the weekend, the Pirates helped paint desks and bookshelves which were used to house books that Habitat for Humanity sells in the ReStore.
The ReStore is a non-profit business that utilizes donations from the community such as furniture, appliances, building materials, and household items. These items are then resold to the general public and the revenues generated are used to help take care of the overhead of Habitat for Humanity in Pitt County.
"Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is one of many places the team helps out at throughout the year," Director of Basketball Operations, Eric McCabe, said. "This may be one of their favorite places as well, since they are able to use their creative skills on projects that are then resold to the community to raise money for this great charity.
"The girls enjoyed painting so much, that they stayed late just to finish their project," McCabe continued. "These student-athletes take great pride in the work they do and wanted it to be perfect for Habitat for Humanity to resell."
The Pirates will continue to volunteer their time throughout the remainder of the summer and into the fall in addition to preparing for the 2013-14 season which will begin in November.