The Salvation Army Thrift Stores are closing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press file photo)

Sally Ann closes North Okanagan thrift stores

Donations still accepted amid two-week closure

A couple of local thrift stores are shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In consultation with The Salvation Army’s territorial headquarters, it has been determined that both of Vernon’s Salvation Army Thrift Stores will be closed for a two-week period, commencing March 18.

However, at this time, the Salvation Army will continue to accept donations at the Thrift Store located at 5400 24th St. Donations can be made Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be no receiving of donations at the 29th Street location.

This will be under continual assessment and the closure may be extended if circumstances necessitate this action.

“This decision has been made in order to ensure the health and safety of our staff and our community, and we are hopeful that full services will resume soon,” said Lieut. Stefan Reid.

“We want to assure you of The Salvation Army’s commitment to continue to support our community during these days,” said Reid.

The Food Bank remains open to provide food hampers by appointment, which can be booked by calling 250-549-4111. Do not hesitate to reach out to The Salvation Army House of Hope for practical assistance and emotional care.

“Although these are days of change and uncertainty, we continue to trust and hope in the love and presence of God,” said Reid.

READ MORE: North Okanagan food banks feeling the pinch

READ MORE: Silver Star asking staff member to return home


@VernonNews
newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Man allegedly impersonates health authority official, takes elderly Princeton woman from her home

A man allegedly impersonating an official from Interior Health escorted an elderly… Continue reading

Childcare service in South Okanagan to serve just essential service workers

On April 1, eight OneSky childcare centres will only be available to essential service workers

COLUMN: Plenty of online reading options

Libraries are closed due to COVID-19 but downloads are available through Okanagan Regional Library

Summerland care facility orders reusable masks

Okanagan Valley quilters ready to produce cloth masks if needed

Summerland skeletons carry COVID-19 messages

Heather Pescada’s skeletons, normally displayed at Halloween, are appearing on Facebook and Instagram

B.C. records first at-home death from COVID-19, but 70+ hospital patients have recovered

Total of 970 novel coronavirus cases in B.C., with the majority in the Lower Mainland area

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

Virtual physio connects patients with Okanagan practitioners

Many local physiotherapists are ready to assist, online

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

Pay parking suspended at B.C. hospitals due to COVID-19

Temporary free parking reduces need for keypads, contact

Helping those at risk, one piece of paper at a time through ‘isolation communication’

Simple paper tool during pandemic making its way across Canada thanks to social media.

‘Back to school, in a virtual way’ for B.C. students in COVID-19 pandemic

Province adds online resources to help parents at home

Don’t take hair into your own hands, urge Okanagan stylists

New Vernon shop expects high demand come May, since opening delayed

Canadian COVID-19 round-up: Air Canada cuts 15,000 jobs, 90% of flights

Comprehensive Canadian news update as of 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 30.

Most Read