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Update: Thursday, March 26, 2020
At Goodwill, our mission is to put people to work. Last year, we provided 10,624 adults and youth in our communities with life-changing job training and education programs. We anticipate a greater need than ever in the coming months. All of our retail stores, which provide well over half of our funding, have been closed. Your monetary donations are so important right now.
A generous funder will match your monetary donation 1:1. That means, if you give $20, Goodwill will receive $40. Click here to give now.
While our stores are closed, please continue to shop with us online. ShopGoodwill.com offers a great way to support our programs and services during this time.
When this crisis passes, people will turn to Goodwill to get back on their feet. We will be there for them.
For the latest information on our coronavirus response, keep an eye on this webpage or follow us on social media.
Update: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Keeping our community healthy and safe by helping to contain the spread of COVID-19 is the highest priority at Goodwill NCWV. As a reminder, our stores and donation centers are closed at this time. We are strongly urging donors to hold donations until our donation centers reopen.
With donation centers closed, items left outside donation doors and exposed to the weather could be damaged or ruined. Please allow us to be the best stewards of your donations as we can be and wait to donate until we can properly receive and process your items. There will be a great need for them in the coming weeks and we thank you in advance for your cooperation. Thank you for supporting Goodwill.
Update: Thursday, March 19, 2020
For the safety of our employees, shoppers, and our West Virginia community, all Goodwill of North Central West Virginia stores will be closing at the end of the day on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adapt to this constantly changing, unprecedented situation.
Monday, March 16, 2020 - Updated 6:00pm
A message from Michael J. Smith, President/CEO of Goodwill of North Central West Virginia
Goodwill of North Central West Virginia’s mission is to support the people we serve by improving lives and enriching communities through the power of work. We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, program participants, donors, and shoppers while we closely monitor recommendations from health officials.
Our response to limit the spread of COVID-19 is to implement a plan based on social distancing strategies that health experts recommend. We will continue to provide our programs to vulnerable populations, utilizing reduced hours, on-line service delivery and social distancing strategies wherever possible. For any questions about our programs and services, please contact our Welcome Center at 1-877-499-3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, please be advised that we are reducing all Goodwill Store hours from 11am to 7pm daily so that community members who rely on our donated goods program will still be able to access it.
Here are some of the other things we are doing to keep everyone at Goodwill safe:
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting at all Goodwill locations including stores and program service areas. All sites are periodically wiping down areas that are commonly touched, such as door handles, elevator buttons, ADA buttons, stair railings, kitchen appliances, counters, etc. with a disinfectant or sanitizing wipes.
- Additional actions we are taking to keep people safe include asking employees to stay home if they are experiencing any symptoms, continuing to follow important hygiene precautions such as regular hand washing for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol and covering our noses and mouths when coughing and sneezing.
- In addition, Goodwill has dedicated safety team and program designed to quickly respond to scenarios like this and our organization will continue to refine and implement new procedures as needed as new and more information is developed.
As the situation evolves, individual locations may implement additional preventative measures, including staffing or service modifications. We will communicate necessary changes within their location to the community being served. Should any changes to our operations occur, we will post information on this on our webpage (www.goodwillncwv.org) and our social media (www.facebook.com/goodwillncwv/).
Thank you in advance for your patience as we work through this situation to determine how best to continue to serve the community, while maintaining our focus where it belongs: on our employees, program participants, and those who rely on Goodwill’s donated goods program. Members of the Goodwill community have my personal pledge of always demonstrating Goodwill’s value of honesty and doing the right thing as we face this challenge together.