All 35 Salvation Army thrift stores temporarily closing

Posted at 9:09 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 09:09:37-04

(WXYZ) — The Salvation Army of Southeast Michigan announced Monday it is temporarily closing all 35 family thrift stores and donation centers in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The Salvation Army has made the decision to protect the safety and wellbeing of not only our employees, but our dedicated thrift store shoppers as well,” said Envoy Jacqulynn Idzior, The Salvation Army ARC assistant administrator. “We want everyone to stay healthy and reduce the risk of further spreading the COVID-19 virus.”

They are asking the public to hold off on dropping off donations during this time, as donation centers will be unmanned and unable to accept donations. Residential pickup service will also be stopped temporarily.

Until then, The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center will continue to act in alignment with the recommendations set forth by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.