Mary was one of the first volunteers to offer Habitat a hand when the ReStore reopened. Even before the pandemic, Mary made sure the ReStore bathrooms were clean and the staff was well fed with a home-cooked meal. Mary came to volunteer at the ReStore in March of 2019 and quickly poured her heart into the work. “I haven’t left since,” she says.
Mary worked as a general contractor for senior citizens and women in need of restorative home services. She often visited the ReStore for tools and supplies before becoming a long-time volunteer. She says that she fell in love with the ReStore team and wanted to be a part the Habitat Family.
“Angie [ReStore Manager] and Dally [ReStore Warehouse Coordinator] inspire me because I watch them do their jobs—and I know what it’s like as a woman working positions [held typically by men].”
We are honored to work alongside Mary, and are inspired by her as she volunteers her passion and talents to create home for more Philadelphia families.