Long-Time ReStore Supporter Promoted to Store General Manager

Warren County Habitat for Humanity (Warren County Habitat) is proud to announce the promotion of Michael “Scrappy” Chobot to General Manager of the ReStore located in Washington NJ. Mr. Chobot is a long-time volunteer of Warren County Habitat, having been with the organization for ten years. He can be seen reorganizing the entire ReStore and on the truck picking up ReStore donations. Mr. Chobot’s son, Michael Jr., is a proud Habitat for Humanity homeowner as of this past October. Warren County Habitat for Humanity has helped to change the lives of the Chobot family, but because of Mr. Chobot – Warren County Habitat itself has transformed.

Michael Chobot first got involved with Warren County Habitat ten years ago when he walked through the doors of the ReStore, simply looking to shop. At the time, he had been searching for a hands-on project he could do with his son to serve the local community. When Warren County Habitat Executive Director Ben Eskow mentioned a need for help picking up donations, Michael felt this was where he and his son were meant to serve.

When speaking of his team of employees and volunteers at the ReStore, Mr. Chobot says, “we’re doers, we get things done. There were a lot of times over the years where a lot of people said we couldn’t do something, like challenging donation pickups, but we overcame. When there’s a problem, the Habitat team will find a solution.”

Michael brings plenty of retail, business, recycling, and furniture/equipment experience to Warren County Habitat. Since joining Habitat, he has helped reorganize the store, change its overall look, and has brought a new outlook to management. The ReStore is run as a team effort; Michael makes a point to involve and consider ideas from each employee and volunteer. “Our motto is to serve as a ‘we’ and not a ‘me’,” he says.

“Scrappy always brings an energetic perspective wherever he goes,” Executive Director Ben Eskow commented. “He’s devoted so much to Habitat over the years, that it was clear he was the one for the job.” The Warren County Habitat for Humanity ReStore is excited to announce is 10th Anniversary Sale happening on Saturday May 21st from 9am – 5pm, at 384 Rt. 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882.


About Warren County Habitat for Humanity

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International and has served Warren County since 1999. An accredited 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, Habitat’s mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. You can learn more about Warren County Habitat at www.warrenhabitat.org.