When he’s not walking, Livermanne spends his time volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The ReStore is a home improvement thrift store which raises funds through the sale of such donated materials as new and gently loved appliances, light fixtures, doors, furniture and do-it-yourself supplies, to help Habitat for Humanity build homes.
Livermanne left the Salt Lake City location on Friday, July 10, 2010, and will arrive at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in St. George at 267 East 1400 South on or about the 16th of July. Then, he’ll walk back to Salt Lake in time to celebrate Pioneer Day on Saturday, July 24th.
“Matt is a Godsend to Habitat, and the most reliable volunteer we’ve got,” said Bill Huntzinger, ReStore Manager. “He’s the most unselfish person I’ve ever met, and I wish the world had more people like him.” Livermanne has volunteered more than 500 hours at the Salt Lake ReStore.
“Habitat for Humanity is an incredible organization whose mission is to help people who are going through trying times,” Livermanne said. “I have been unemployed and struggling in times past, so I can relate to those going through hardships. Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to help those people, and that’s why volunteering for them is a big part of my life.”
“Habitat wishes Matt success in breaking the road walking world record and we are grateful for his wonderful example as a volunteer,” said Michelle Hill the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah. “Habitat for Humanity – and particularly our ReStore – is successful because of people like Matt who are willing to give their time and resources to our organization, which is always in need of volunteers.”
Habitat ReStore hours are Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
For information about Habitat ReStore and volunteer opportunities, call (435) 674-7669. For information about Matt Livermanne’s cross country world record attempt, and efforts to reduce childhood obesity, go to Big Fitness Walk.