Pallet racking stolen from Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, expansion plans postponed

By Mark Shuller - Email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) Last Thursday, Sept. 16, approximately $1,500 worth of pallet racking was stolen from Cincinnati Habitat's ReStore facility on 4910 Para Dr. in Bond Hill.

The pallet racking would have allowed Habitat's ReStore to expand their inventory by carrying additional items and increase the retail square footage of the store from 13,000 to 18, 000 square feet.  The ReStore is a retail outlet that sells new and used donated building supplies and home improvement materials in addition to appliances, furniture, etc.

"This recent theft has severely limited our ability to move forward with our expansion plans and for now they will have to be postponed," said Ed Lee, Cincinnati Habitat Executive Director.

"Of course, we are looking to replace the stolen pallet racks, and would appreciate any information about the incident or help to replace them. The ReStore has been a great success; we are already at the point where we need to expand to meet the demand in the community. The Cincinnati community has come to depend on the value and service the ReStore provides."

If you have any information about the incident or would like to donate, please contact Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity at (513) 621-4147 or email chfh@cincinnatihabitat.org

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