Retiring Ohio Storeowner Donates Every Piece Of His Inventory To Help Build Homes For The Needy
May 23, 2014
Rudy Rosales, 74, could’ve made some quick cash for his retirement by selling off the more 50 years worth of inventory he accumulated in his recently shuttered hardware store.
But Rosales -- whose store and amiable presence has been a staple in Cleveland for 54 years -- wasn’t interested in pocketing any extra money when he closed his shop for the last time, The Plain Dealer reported. Instead, he decided to donate everything in his 10,000-square-foot space to the Greater
Cleveland Habitat for Humanity.
"Fifty-four years is long enough, and we decided to close it and give it away," Rosales told WKYC. "Habitat's been good … do a lot of good work in the neighborhood … just keep it up."