Volunteers help out Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

Volunteers are helping organize and reorganize the Shoals Habitat for Humanity Re-store today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The event is a collaboration between Shoals Volunteers for Obama for America, UNA College Democrats and the Shoals Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers are helping out in order to honor the service that Dr. King’s life embodied.

“We wanted to do a service event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day and happened upon a wonderful opportunity to help Shoals Habitat for Humanity,” said Cameron Kelly-Johnson, an Obama for American Organizing Fellow who spearheaded this event.

The event, however, is without political ties, senior UNA sociology major Jesse Leslie said.

“I’m not going to vote for Obama,” Leslie said. “Habitat for Humanity is a good cause, and it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I figure community service is a good way to spend it. A couple of hours isn’t too bad.”

Michelle Anglin, the new manager for the Shoals Habitat for Humanity, has new plans for the store.

“We’re implementing a lot of change,” Anglin said. “We’re organizing and reorganizing.”

She hopes reorganization will help the store help the community.

“If we organize the floor space better, sales could be increased so that we can build a home,” Anglin said.

If anyone is interested in volunteering, the event today will last until 3 p.m. However, Habitat for Humanity is always looking for volunteers. They can be found at 1120 North Royal Ave. in Florence and contacted at 256-764-4494.