Press Release: Palouse Habitat welcomes new Surplus Sale Manager


For Immediate Release

Palouse Habitat for Humanity welcomes new Surplus Sale Manager


Moscow, Idaho. (June 16, 2021) — Palouse Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that Eldon Hodges has joined our team as the new Manager for the Palouse Habitat Surplus Sale.   

Eldon was born in Lewiston and grew up in Palouse farming, raising cattle and hogs, and riding motorcycles. He moved to Utah to become a ski bum and ended up working for the Utah Snowbasin Ski Patrol before studying nursing at Weber State University.  Eldon spent the next 20-plus years as an ICU and ER nurse. Since leaving health care over ten years ago, he has farmed, worked building maintenance, and sold hardware and lumber.  He is the father of three sons.  His new life goal is to fish the entire Kelly Creek drainage.

“Eldon has that jack-of-all-trades background that works so well at Habitat,” shared Jennifer Wallace, Executive Director. “His easy-going personal style and handyman experience make him a great fit with store shoppers and volunteers.”

The Palouse Habitat Surplus Sale is region’s thrift store for affordable home improvement and repair materials.  The store sells donated gently used or left-over new construction materials, including lumber, trim, plumbing, electrical, and tile, as well as furniture, appliances, antiques, seasonal materials and more.  The funds raised at the Surplus Sale help Habitat build and repair homes for low-income families in need around the Palouse.

Please stop in and welcome Eldon at the Store, 304 N. Main Street, in Moscow!

About Palouse Habitat for Humanity

Palouse Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, and has been building simple, decent, affordable housing in Latah and Whitman counties since 1992.  Its mission is to serve our neighbors in need by helping eliminate poverty housing on the Palouse and worldwide.  Palouse Habitat has started construction on Home #20 in Uniontown.  Habitat homes are built with volunteer labor and help from the future homeowner.  Habitat homeowners are selected based on need, willingness to help build the home (including up to 500 hours of “sweat equity”), and specific income criteria including the financial ability to purchase the home from Palouse Habitat after completing their partnership requirements.

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For more information on Palouse Habitat for Humanity and ways to make a difference in your community, please explore this website, or contact Jennifer Wallace at 208-883-8502 or


Palouse Habitat for Humanity    306 N. Main St.    P.O. Box 3054  Moscow, ID  83843     208-883-8502