There is a whole page of the Habitat for Humanity website dedicated to explaining why "housing matters". One would think that would be obvious to anyone with a brain, so it is bewildering why we still have homeless people in Sioux Falls.

Studies have shown that it is less expensive for communities to house people in homes and apartments than in jails, hospitals, and other facilities. But officials across the country are slow to find ways to implement the findings of those studies.

That is why Habitat for Humanity's work is so vital. Their simply stated vision is "a world where everyone has a decent place to live". To bring that to fruition, they bring people together "to build homes, communities, and hope".

To support that effort the Habitat for Humanity ReStore came to be. To thank all the community members who have donated, volunteered and shopped at the store here in Sioux Falls (721 E. Amidon Street), the ReStore is having their annual Supporter Appreciation Celebration from 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, May 18.

There will be 25% off storewide throughout the event, 50% off from 9 AM to noon, and free lunch of hot dogs, chips, soda, and a cookie, will be provided beginning at 11 AM.

For more information see Habitat for Humanity online, on Facebook, or call 605-332-5962.