Des Peres has granted permission for the nonprofit to open a "ReStore" behind Sam's Club.
Habitat for Humanity plans to make a home in Des Peres after the organization received a variance from the city's board of adjustment Wednesday night, according to KMOX. KMOX reports that Habitat for Humanity St. Louis wants to open its second "ReStore" in the region. The store would be located behind the Des Peres Sam's Club and fill a vacancy that formerly housed a granite and marbel retailer. The re-store would sell new and used construction materials to the public with proceeds going toward the nonprofit. Learn more by visiting KMOX.
Whether they liked it or not, a couple of dozen dogs got a free bath, thanks to youth at Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lori Rose
Sunday, September 18, 2011
A bath and a treat were in store Saturday for four-legged visitors to Grace Episcopal Church in Kirkwood. Several dozen dogs were escorted through the "dog wash" -- whether they liked it or not. Organizer Sabine McDowell said some of the dogs liked their baths more than others. But it was all for a good cause -- donations were accepted for the church youth group's annual summer mission trip. Youth group members washed about 30 dogs Saturday, then towel dried them and sent them off with a treat bag. It was the second year in a row for the dog wash. McDowell said the event last year raised about $500 to help fund a trip to Minnesota, where the youth helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity.