The Salvation Army Redeploys Thrift Store Employees
As businesses shut down, The Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Parker and Boulder are also closing their doors, effective today. However, rather than sending employees home unpaid, The Salvation Army will redeploy staff to help serve the community amid COVID-19 concerns.
The Salvation Army Corps Community Center remains open, helping our community with food, shelter, rent and utility assistance. Our mission is to serve those in need, in His name, without discrimination. As school districts close, we are aware of the pressure that puts on parents and will be available to help. As families and individuals are quarantined, we are preparing week-long food boxes so they don’t have to leave their home. As hard workers lose their jobs and sources of income, we can help them pay their utility or rent bills.
In line with our mission and brand promise of Doing the Most Good, the health and wellbeing of those we serve and our staff are our highest priorities. The Salvation Army has increased its cleaning efforts at all its facilities, including our shelters and kitchens. Our staff is regularly cleaning and disinfecting in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
“This is such a challenging time for people in our communities, and loss of income is a huge factor,” says Major Mike Dickinson, The Salvation Army Intermountain Divisional Commander “The Salvation Army cares for our community, and we’re here to help.”
Individuals we serve daily will feel the impacts of this crisis on a greater level. We need support from our community to be able to provide these vulnerable populations with adequate support throughout this pandemic. Learn more and give at salarmy.us/IMcovidinfo.
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty during this time and needs help with food, rent or utility assistance, please contact your local Salvation Army, call our Connection Center at 855-768-7977 or learn more at salarmy.us/IMcovidinfo.