Most people who travel the world with American Armed Services are in the military. Tony Sowell’s path was similar as an "Army brat" but at 16 his own journey began.
At 16, Tony embarked on a 32-year career with a civilian division reporting to the U.S. Department of Defense. He ran what we would refer to as the PX (Post Exchange), bringing what Tony calls “a piece of home” to our soldiers.
Once retired, Tony stumbled upon another calling. He was recruited by a friend in Houston to help bring organization to their Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
"Pretty good idea,"Tony thought. So, he hooked up with the Northern Collin County chapter of Habitat and started a ReStore in our community. It started humbly out of a couple of storage pods and today is housed in a 36,000-plus square foot warehouse near the regional airport.
Contact the ReStore today to make a donation. Or if you are looking for a great deal on building and construction items, furniture, appliances, home decor and more - go spend an hour shopping the warehouse.
To hear more of Tony Sowell’s story, just click on the video below.
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Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney. His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on TownSquareBuzz.com. Follow Stuart of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.