Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area will collect donations Saturday to prepare for the future relocation of its ReStore.

The housing nonprofit, which in the early morning hours of April 19 lost its offices and ReStore retail shop in a fire that took out a portion of Grand Teton Plaza, will collect donations of furniture only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Executive Director Brendan Schulte said Friday.

Habitat will be set up in the northwest corner of the plaza’s parking lot, next to the Gun Barrel Steak and Game House, to receive any donations the public wishes to drop off.

“This is a one-day donation collection event,” a press release from Habitat said. “Due to space limitations we will accept only donations of furniture. There will be no sales.”

Questions can be directed via call or text to 413-1928.

Representatives of the nonprofit said they hope to have other donation events to rebuild inventory as Habitat continues to search for a new space in which to reopen the ReStore.

Sales of used furniture and building materials recovered from construction or demolition projects account for more than 60 percent of the valley nonprofit’s annual revenues.

Investigators say the fire began outside the ReStore and destroyed or severely damaged all of its contents, Schulte said.

Evidence was sent to the Wyoming State Crime lab for analysis as the cause of the blaze is sought.

In addition to Habitat’s space, those of five other businesses were destroyed by the fire: Chinatown Restaurant, 4A Engraving, Broadway Laundry, Teton Arms and the restaurant El Metate.

Contact Emma Breysse at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

Emily Mieure covers criminal justice and breaking news. She has reported for WDRB TV in Louisville, Ky., WFIE TV in Evansville, Ind., and WEIU TV in Charleston, Ill.

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