Thrift Store Re-Opens

After weeks of being closed due to COVID-19 The Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 1613 Bowen Rd is opening its doors again to the public, starting June 17, 2020.  Watch for more details on the opening of our other 2 stores soon.

The opening will be in full compliance with the guidelines and requirements set forth by the Canadian Government and B.C. Health Authority. The store will resume operations with several safety measures in place to ensure both staff and customers remain safe while visiting.

“We are excited to get back to business,” says Major Robin Borrows. “At the same time, we want to ensure we are doing our part to keep our staff and the community safe. So things may look a bit different in terms of the service delivery, but the same open and hospitable experience will be made available to all.”

Precautionary measures are being taken at all levels to protect donors, customers, and employees in their interactions with one another and with donations:

  • enhanced daily cleaning procedures
  • increased sanitization of commonly touched surfaces
  • installation of hand sanitizer stations
  • protective equipment for staff

 

“As a result of the pandemic, the need for affordable clothing and household items will be very high in the days, weeks, and months ahead,” says Borrows. “During these scary and unpredictable times, we’ve remained committed to helping individuals and families in our community and we hope people will return to our store so we can continue that work.”

Funds from the Thrift Store operations support local programs and services, such as:

  • food banks /community meal programs
  • shelter for people experiencing homelessness
  • Meals to shut-ins and seniors
  • rehabilitation for those struggling with addiction
  • Counseling
  • Street Packs

 

For more information:
Contact – Major Robin Borrows 250-753-8834

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