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ReStores are REOPENING!



To our Habitat community:

As many of you know, on Thursday, May 7th Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio’s retail establishments were approved to reopen on May 12th. This is extremely exciting news, and we want to make sure we do this correctly and don’t rush into anything. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and you… our customers… is more important than opening immediately. Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley’s ReStores will be opening their doors to the public on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Please know we will be implementing all Ohio Health Department requirements and best practices, including, but not limited to the following:

•Allowing 6ft of social distancing between staff/volunteers and customers while shopping and waiting in line to check-out.

•Requiring all staff/volunteers and customers to wear face masks at all times, to enter and shop the ReStores. No exceptions.

•Increasing the frequency of our already thorough sanitizing, cleaning, and hand-washing procedures.

•Implementation of temperature check points upon entering our ReStores (anyone with a temp of 100.0 or more will be asked to leave immediately).

•We ask that you wash and sanitize your hands at a portable hand-washing station upon entering the ReStores.

•We are asking you to use a credit card for your purchase whenever possible.

•During this reopening phase we will not offer a public restroom.

Procedures we are implementing:

•Hard surfaces and door handles will be sanitized multiple times a day.

•ReStore donations will be “quarantined” for a determined set time to be extra safe and eliminate the risk of contamination.

•Our staff will sanitize/wash their hands multiple times throughout the day.

During this initial phase, until further notice, the ReStores will have modified hours of operation:

•Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: CLOSED

•Wednesday & Saturday: OPEN 9-10am for at-risk and elderly customers

•Wednesday & Saturday: OPEN 10am-4pm for the general public

•Wednesday & Saturday: OPEN 9am-3pm for merchandise drop-offs

•To schedule a pick-up please call the ReStores directly (Struthers 330-755-2232; Salem 330-337-4808)

Your support to our ReStores has always been amazing. It’s critical that we all continue to help small, local businesses and non-profits in the Mahoning Valley. Your support allows us to keep our mission of building houses, community, and hope alive.

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