Parksville’s Salvation Army Thrift Store will re-open in June 10.
“We are excited to get back to business,” says Bonnie Brown, business manager, in a press release. “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.”
The opening is in full compliance with guidelines from the government, with various precautionary measures are being put into place including: enhanced daily cleaning procedure; increased sanitization of commonly touched surfaces; hand sanitizer station and protective equipment for staff.
Funds from the thrift store support a variety of local programs and services, so the re-opening will help garner funds for the food bank, the soup kitchen and more.
“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 Brown. “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.”
The Qualicum Beach thrift store and furniture warehouse will gradually open in the coming weeks.
— NEWS staff, submitted